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Infectious Disease Exploration

Background and Diseases to Choose From

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Here is a chart to show you the deadliest of diseases and how they have changed over a 10-year period. Below the chart is a list with many of the infectious diseases that plague mankind. Pick one and really go for it with this project!

 

 

 

2002

 

1993

 

 

World population

6.2 billion

 

5.5 billion

 

 

Total deaths from all causes

57 million

100%

51 million

 

Rank

Cause of death

Number

Millions

Percentage of total

Number (millions)

1993 Rank

 

Communicable diseases category

14.9

26.0%

 

 

1

Lower respiratory infections

3.9

6.8%

4.1

1

2

HIV/AIDS

2.8

4.9%

0.7

7

3

Diarrheal diseases

1.8

3.2%

3.0

2

4

Tuberculosis (TB)

1.6

2.7%

2.7

3

5

Malaria

1.3

2.2%

2.0

4

6

Measles

0.6

1.1%

1.1

5

7

Pertussis

0.30

0.5%

0.36

9

8

Tetanus

0.21

0.4%

0.15

12

9

Meningitis

0.17

0.3%

0.25

8

10

Syphilis

0.16

0.3%

0.19

11

11

Hepatitis B

0.10

0.2%

0.93

6

 

Tropical diseases (6)

0.13

0.2%

0.53

9, 10, 16, 17, 18

Viral infectious diseases

AIDS AIDS Related Complex Chickenpox or Varicella Common cold Cytomegalovirus Infection Colorado tick fever Dengue fever Ebola haemorrhagic fever Epidemic parotitis Flu Hand, foot and mouth disease Hepatitis Herpes zoster Influenza Lassa fever Measles Marburg haemorrhagic fever Infectious mononucleosis Mumps Poliomyelitis Progressive multifocal leukencephalopathy Rabies Rubella SARS Smallpox or variola Viral meningitis West Nile disease Yellow fever

Bacterial infectious diseases

Anthrax Bacterial Meningitis Brucellosis Bubonic plague Campylobacteriosis Cat Scratch Disease Cholera Diphtheria Endometriosis Epidemic Typhus Glanders Gonorrhea Hansen's Disease Legionellosis Leprosy Leptospirosis Listeriosis Lyme Disease Melioidosis MRSA infection Nocardiosis Pertussis Pneumococcal pneumonia Psittacosis Q fever Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or RMSF Salmonellosis Scarlet Fever Shigellosis Syphilis Tetanus Trachoma Tuberculosis Tularemia Typhoid Fever Typhus Whooping Cough

Parasitic infectious diseases

African trypanosomiasis Amebiasis Ascariasis Babesiosis Chagas Disease Clonorchiasis Cryptosporidiosis Cysticercosis Diphyllobothriasis Dracunculiasis Echinococcosis Enterobiasis Fascioliasis Fasciolopsiasis Filariasis Free-living amebic infection Giardiasis Gnathostomiasis Hymenolepiasis Isosporiasis Kala-azar Leishmaniasis Malaria Metagonimiasis Myiasis Onchocerciasis Pediculosis Pinworm Infection Scabies Schistosomiasis Taeniasis Toxocariasis Toxoplasmosis Trichinellosis Trichinosis Trichuriasis Trypanosomiasis

Fungal infectious diseases

Aspergillosis Blastomycosis Candidiasis Coccidioidomycosis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis

Prion infectious diseases

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Kuru

 

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