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Diseases That Will Kill You The Quickest

Today we are going to veer into the arena
of the morbid and talk about death. It’s something most of us think about and
fear, perhaps hoping that when we finally go, we drift away into the ether without much
pain or anguish, a smooth transition into the great nothingness or whatever comes next. The most intense or chronic human fears are
generally agreed upon, such as the statistically irrational fear of flying, and then more rational
fears such as failure, rejection, loneliness and even the possibility of a legion of arachnids
marching into our home. Another great fear is sickness, and the onset
of the pain or disability it might result in. But what kind of sickness could be so lethal
we hardly have time to think about it? That’s what we’ll find out, in this episode
of The Infographics Show: Diseases that will End you the Quickest. Don’t forget to subscribe and click the
bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. Let’s start with a disease that is perhaps
the most feared on the planet following a slew of movies depicting its virulence and
horrific symptoms. We are talking about the Ebola virus. Most cases have been in parts of West Africa
– 11,310 of which resulted in death out of the 28,616 people that were infected. That was just in the period from 2013-2016. Cases of Ebola have also been documented in
Italy, Mali, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In the USA, 4 cases of Ebola have been recorded,
resulting in one death. It’s spread from animals to human, then
further, and easily, spread from human to human. Infection occurs when a person who carries
the virus transfers it to another through blood, bodily fluids or secretions. The first stages of the disease are flu-like
symptoms, which often progress to intense vomiting, liver damage, and as the movies
like to show, internal and external bleeding. It can be treated, but some of those that
have died have done so within days of the onset of symptoms. This one could happen to just about anyone. Imagine after chowing down on your favorite
seafood dish, within a matter of hours you were dead. This is a worst case scenario if you contract
cholera. It’s a water-borne disease that that involves
the fecal bacteria vibrio cholera. It kills about 42,000 to 142,000 people each
year, according to the World Health Organization. Estimates are made when cases are believed
to go undocumented. In extreme circumstances the quick loss of
fluids and electrolytes could end your life within two hours of showing symptoms. If you survive the two hours, it could be
a few more hours, or days, until you die of dehydration and shock. Cholera thrives where there is poor sanitation,
but it’s also found in undercooked shellfish that have traveled through infested waters. Those shellfish could then make it onto your
plate. Cholera is rare in industrialized countries,
but there are around 1.3 to 4 million cases worldwide each year. If you find yourself with severe diarrhea,
drink lots of oral rehydration solution. Back to the stuff of nightmares, who gets
scared when they hear the words “rapidly progressive”? That’s a term often used with necrotizing
fasciitis, otherwise known as the flesh-eating disease. According to the CDC, 700 to 1100 cases occur
each year in the United States, and it has a 26.6 percent mortality rate. The infection could happen after surgery,
or more often when the bacteria infects an open wound, burn, or blister. If your body is already fighting another disease,
or alcoholism, or you are generally frail, you may not have a strong enough immune system
to take it on and so it can develop into something nasty. A quick image search will reveal that it pretty
much tops the scale of nastiness. The CDC says keep wounds clean, and if one
does suddenly start to excessively throb and hurt, leading to vomiting and fever, get the
fastest Uber in town to the nearest hospital. The CDC didn’t expressly say use Uber… The most recently reported case was that of
Edgar Savisaar, an Estonian politician, who lost a leg after being infected in Thailand. Sticking with bacterial infections, another
quick end to your enjoyment on terra firma could be toxic shock syndrome, aka TSS. This infection has been known to make itself
present in skin lesions, or even in menstruating women using ultra absorbent tampons. Around half the cases affect the latter. Luckily it only affects 1 or 2 out of every
100,000 women, and unluckily some strains have a 5 percent mortality rate at best. It is very rare to die, but in 2014 a young
British girl died in just 5 days after getting TSS from using tampons for the first time,
according to the Daily Mail. If you don’t die you could lose a limb. Cosmopolitan published an article in which
a 27-year-old American model lost her right leg below the knee, her left toes, and is
still in constant pain, following a bout of TSS. Losing a limb might not be so bad compared
to what might happen if you get meningococcal disease. This is a bacterial form of meningitis most
common in the very young and also adolescents. It’s such a virulent disease that the USA
has implemented enhanced meningococcal surveillance systems to get to it fast if it occurs. Still, half of those that get it die if it’s
not treated. Of those who are treated, one in ten to twenty
will still succumb to death within 24-48 hours, and out of those that survive 2 out of 10
will suffer brain damage, loss of limbs, hearing loss or other disabilities. The disease is a bacterial infection that
affects the brain and spinal cord, that starts with a fever, light sensitivity, a stiff neck,
headache and vomiting. The WHO says the strain called meningococcal
septicaemia is even worse. Most cases occur in Africa, and resulted in
1146 deaths on the continent in 2014. In the USA there were 375 cases of meningococcal
disease in 2015. It is transmitted from person to person through
coughing, kissing or sneezing. There are vaccines available fortunately. The second most common form of meningitis
is viral meningitis. Most people will recover from this in about
7 to 10 days. A more common disease, and one that’s been
getting some attention in the US media of late is Chagas disease. The disease is caused by a blood sucking parasite. While it’s not deadly for most people, according
to the CDC 20-30% of people will suffer “debilitating and sometimes life-threatening medical problems.” Symptoms are many, but include the usual suspects
of headache, fever, rash, body aches, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. In more serious cases it can cause death by
heart failure. It kills around 21,000 people each year in
Central America, South America and Mexico, but according to the National School of Tropical
Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, there might be more cases in the US than is reported. There is no vaccine, but drugs can help you
if you get infected. The CDC recommends using insect repellent
and not sleeping in abodes made out of straw, mud, or thatched palm, where the bugs like
to live. You may not have heard of Chagas disease,
but you more than likely have heard of the Black Death. This is the name given to the bubonic plague,
pneumonic plague and septicemic plague. It killed between 30–60 percent of people
in Europe and 75 million people worldwide when it was at pandemic levels. We may associate it with the medieval history
and images of bedraggled bodies piled up on wooden carts, but it’s still around today. The most common, Bubonic plague, starts with
lymph node swellings called buboes. At its worst 4 out of 5 died within 10 days. It’s not so bad nowadays, but on reporting
instances of the plague in New Mexico in 2017 the New York Times said, “It is much less
common than it once was, but it is no less serious.” Pneumonic plague can be spread via air or
water, but septicemic and bubonic plague are spread through blood poisoning after being
bitten by fleas. According to the WHO there are only about
650 documented cases each year around the world. The American Society for Tropical Medicine
and Hygiene states that almost 22,000 cases were reported globally from 2000-2009, which
resulted in 1,612 fatalities. During that time – the last available statistics
– 7 out of 56 plague sufferers died in the USA. The New York Times reports that one out of
the four cases of plague in New Mexico in 2015 resulted in death. Four more cases of plague were found in 2016
in the same state, but all those infected pulled through. Talking to the Guardian, a middle aged mother
and father from New Mexico who survived the Black Death said, “We survived the plague. That’s a big deal.” The man had it worse. He spent several weeks in a coma and had to
have both his legs amputated below the knee. His wife was told there was only a one percent
chance he’d survive, but he did. Miracles must run in the man’s family, as
the report states his brother had won 27 million dollars in the Texas lottery a few years before
Black Death hit the family. We’ll leave it on that almost happy anecdote,
and hope that everyone watching will never have to experience any of the diseases mentioned
in this clip. If you already have, or would like to share
your knowledge about the diseases we discussed, please do so in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Taboos Around the World! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

100 thoughts on “Diseases That Will Kill You The Quickest

  1. But infographic show I want Ebola I want to know the way old memes yay new memes Nay I still got to keep the dead meme spirit

  2. what about rabies because it kills you in less then a week (if your luckly) and it has 100% death rate and it basically turns you into a zombie by being really angry,you cant eat/drink or sleep and you froth at the mouth

  3. my dad died of necrotizing fasciitis. he was in hospital and it was after surgery, and he was on life support for three weeks. it truly is a terrifying disease and i wasn't told what it was until after he passed. the staff truly did everything and while i hear it's a 50% survival rate, and there are many survivors, it's a terrifying thing to think about. however, it isn't common, which is a little nicer to think about.

  4. In the game Robinson's Requiem you could get conditions like Gangrene in your limbs which then you'd need to amputate one, (trying to amputate a second limb leads to death by fainting, like bleeding out cause you fainted while trying to finish the 2nd amputation. This seems like a game mechanic that prevents you from creating the silly scenario of having no arms or legs yet moving and doing things. How are you suppose to amputate your last remaining arm and then stitch the wound shut?)
    The game had other diseases to fend off too, like flu and fever conditions. But Gangrene in the torso was way worse then in the limbs since you couldn't perform the surgery needed to remove dead infected tissue located on your torso. That probably requires a team of surgeons and a very good and sanitized operation theater. Perineum Gangrene for example would just be way too inaccessible for self surgery due to being on your own underside and not being able to see under there to sort out the dead tissue from your still functioning bits. So basically the game has a few game over states that take longer then necessary and you should just suicide or reload a viable save file. These unviable states include complete blindness if an eagle or centaur archer hits an eye twice. First time covers have the screen in blood permanently, second hit to the last eye fully blinds the player and results in a very early death, just not an instant one, but beating the game while blind would obviously be impossible at that point anyway.

  5. Tampons are a killer…as a man i always wondered why you arent supposed to fall asleep with a day old tampon inside you. Aside from the obv grossness and odor..i guess now i know why

  6. My mom took care of some poor soul that had necrotizing facitise (?), she said it was awful smelling. Stunk up the entire emergency room, worse thing she ever smelt

  7. I think the most dangerous disease is priya it's start with nonnormal protein crashing to other proteins be become priya they all bined together no treatment you just die in hours or days

  8. What about The Sepsis infection disease.I have observed my cousin get infected and he didn't last more than a week.

  9. I had viral meningitis when I was 11 and it was the scariest times of my life. I had for about 4 days before I was hospitalized for 6 days and then I had 2 week rehabilitation AND lost 10 pounds in 3 days. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t leave my bed. AND I thought that Daddy’s Home was a funny movie. A person I don’t really like’s mom got a cold and the doctor told her at her doctors appointment that she might have viral meningitis so she did the obviously did the sane thing and asked for everyone to pray for her that she didn’t have bacterial meningitis. It made me so angry that I legit stopped looking at her. But I guess what I tried to say was I can’t imagine the pain they go through.

  10. My dad had flesh eating disease when I was a kid. He somehow got through 3 days without noticing and had to get a leg amputated

  11. Ebola can't be treated… You treat the symptoms as much as you can but the virus you can't treat. The body has to fight it off…

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