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Top 10 Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases in the World


Viruses are known to be among the most dangerous and threatening microbes. About 50 % of the world’s diseases are caused by different forms of viruses. The vaccinations and treatments, however, have been discovered/invented to cure plenty of viral diseases, but still a few of them are becoming the serious threat to our lives. Here are the top 10 most dangerous and common viral diseases in the world.

10. Herpes Simplex:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

This disease is caused by a special type of virus. This disease causes headache, vomiting, muscular pain and sudden fever. The patients should be brought to the hospitals immediately, otherwise the virus can block our blood veins, leading to death. Herpes simplex strains and fluid secretion are the two common treatment plans of this disease, however there is no vaccine available.

9. Influenza:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Basically Influenza is not too severe disease but it can still kill the victims if they are not being given proper treatment. This disease is caused by a few RNA viruses (Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, Influenzavirus C, Isavirus, Thogotovirus and Quaranjavirus). This disease occurs in three major forms, influenza A, influenza B and influenza C.

8. Ebola:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Ebola Virus was first discovered in 1976. It is a life-killing virus that is transmitted from pets to the human beings. Its symptoms can be both internal and external in nature, bleeding, vomiting and digestive system’s abnormal functioning being the prior.

7. Cholera:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Cholera is another health complication caused by viruses. It is a severe form of dehydration. First of all this disease was discovered in 1991 in South America. The symptoms of this complication are diarrhea, vomiting and cramping of muscles and it usually spread due to the use of contaminated food and water.

6. SARS:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

SARS is one of the most dangerous and common viral diseases. Its virus, Coronavirus, was first discovered in 2003 when a major outbreak killed various individuals all over the world especially in Asia. The most common symptoms of SARS are headache, high temperature, diarrhea and cough.

5. Yellow Fever:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Yellow fever is not a new disease. It had killed over 300000 individuals during 18th century. The virus of this disease is present all over the world especially in African countries. Yellow fever’s symptoms include paleness of the skin, weight lose, weak eye-sight and others. Thanks God the antibiotics and medicines have now been developed for this disease.

4. Rabies:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Rabies is spread with the bite of the dogs. This disease is transmitted with a virus which is inserted into our blood stream when a dog, bat, fox or monkey bites our skin. Just like yellow fever, this disease is present all over the world, especially in European countries where keeping the pets at home is a common habit.

3. Measles:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Measles is a common disease of children. This outbreak is highly infectious to the people of Cuba, Africa and India. The children suffer with measles once or twice their life due to unhygienic diets and highly polluted environment.

2. Hepatitis:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

Almost all the forms of Hepatitis (A, B & C) are extremely dangerous. This disease is caused by different types of viruses of the same family. According to an estimate, more than 30000 individuals die annually due to hepatitis. The disease is now curable with proper medication and vaccine.

1. HIV/AIDS:

Most Dangerous and Common Viral Diseases

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)/AID is the mother of all of the dangerous viral diseases. AIDS has killed billions of individuals all over the world especially in African nations. HIV is the special form of virus which becomes the reason of this disease. It spreads through blood transfusion, sexual contacts with the patient, vaginal fluids and breast feeding.