The medicine is constantly evolving and fortunately finds more and more drugs and methods that help against various diseases. So we can be grateful that many illnesses, which were considered as a death sentence 50 years ago, today can be easily treated. Unfortunately, there are still some diseases that can cause severe disease and death.
We’ve put together 9 diseases that can kill you within 24 hours!
Ebola The biggest outbreak of the Ebola epidemic started in December 2013. Around the world over 11,000 people lost their lives due to the Ebola disease. Over 28,000 cases are also known. The majority of patients come from West African nations such as Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Ebola is a serious, often fatal, disease with a mortality rate of up to 90 percent. The disease affects humans and primates, such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. Ebola is transmitted through contact with the blood or various body secretions from infected animals. The incubation period lasts between two and 21 days. Once the human being is infected, the virus can spread rapidly through the body into the bloodstream and into the saliva, the urine. the feces and sperm.
The infection can even be done by a scuffed skin site that comes in contact with infected clothes, bedding or the like. Particularly insidious is the disease, because even recovered patients are still able to transmit the virus. Symptoms include sudden onset of (hemorrhagic) fever, exhaustion, muscle and headache, or sore throat. In the worse course of the disease, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impairments or even organ failure of the kidney and liver can occur as well as internal and external haemorrhages. The treatment of the disease is through intensive care to relieve the discomfort and through the intravenous supply of fluid to counteract the blood clotting disorder. There is currently no special treatment procedure such as specific drugs or vaccinations. In 50 to 80 percent of cases, the infection ends fatally.