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What Are The Causes Of Afflicted Diseases

Introduction: Afflicted Diseases

The vast population of the United States is suffering from ever-increasing afflicted diseases. There has been a considerable increase in the number of people, massively with these diseases.  Various researches have been performed, to know the cause of afflicted diseases, and how to control them.

History of the afflicted diseases

Each of the afflicted diseases has a different history to tell. In the past hundreds of years, seven cholera pandemics have killed millions of people across the globe. The seventh and the last one is still going on. The advancements in medicine have vastly reduced the number of people suffering and dying from it. Moreover, in the present times water treatment systems have largely eliminated cholera from developed countries. Yet it continues to be a serious concern in the world, especially those afflicted with natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes. These disasters leave people without a proper access to clean drinking water.  Chickenpox was discovered by Giovanni Filippo, during 1500s in Italy. The name chickenpox was given to what he thought was a smaller form of smallpox. It was apparently discovered in the 1700s, by William Heberden. These diesases can harm your health and cause serious troubles, therefore it is necessary to consult a physician and treat the conditions at the earliest.

Types of afflicted diseases: Internal and External

Afflicted diseases can be of two major types; the internal and the external. The internal consists of diseases like cholera, chicken pox, lungs diseases etc. The external mainly consists of the various kinds of skin diseases.  While the internal diseases affect the human organs, like the lungs, lever or stomach; the skin diseases are one of the most difficult conditions to live with. People afflicted with skin diseases, may suffer from minimal discomfort, the visual effects of the conditions, can cause confidence issues and significant self-esteem. Majority of skin disease causes disfigurement or scarring.

Some diseases, some tips

Chickenpox is a massively contagious disease, which is caused by primary infection of Varicella zoster virus (VZV). Chickenpox usually begins with vesicular skin rash, which occur mainly on the body surface and head. It becomes raw pockmarks and itchy, which mostly heal without scarring. The spread of this disease can be prevented by the isolation of affected individuals along with proper medications.

Symptoms of herpes infection include watery blisters on the skin. It can also appear on the mucous membranes of the mouth, genitals or lips. Lesions heal with scab characteristic of herpes. Sometimes, the viruses cause very mild or atypical symptoms during outbreaks. Herpes is transmitted from contact with the infectious surface of the skin, during activations of the virus. This virus causes visible and typical skin sores, which becomes very painful.

Cholera is a serious infection, which occurs in the small intestine. It is normally caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera. The main symptoms are vomiting and profuse watery diarrhea. This transmission occurs primarily by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by the diarrhea of any infected person. It may also occur from the feces of an asymptomatic person. Diseases such as these can be avoided by proper day-to-day hygiene.

By Nikky Prasad, published at 01/12/2012
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