These Are the Most Alarming Diseases the CDC Wants You to Be Concerned About In the US

Several thousand people living in the USA are falling ill every year from Zoonotic disease-related illnesses and this also is spreading between animals and people. The dangers of such diseases are the easy transmission of it and the habit of people to attribute the early stages to common illnesses. Almost 6 of every 10 disease is zoonotic among them the big one rabies which is almost fatal. Then you have the equally dangerous flu’s like swine flu, bird flu, bovine flu and anthrax. In fact, many don’t know that once an anthrax outbreak was caused by a reindeer thawing out from the snow. It goes to show how dangerous the disease can be and that it also withstands such temperatures and regain its transmission abilities.

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1CDC has released a list of Zoonotic diseases

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently identified all the zoonotic diseases and even released a list of them for the benefit of citizens of US to practice caution and be aware of such diseases. Here are the main disease you should be concerned about.

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2Plague

Plague dates back to the early middle ages and raged throughout Europe and especially England killing millions. It was one of the most dreaded diseases to hit humanity. Called the Black Death, it hit England in 1348 and killed roughly 2 million people.

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3The truth

Plague is a bacterial borne disease called Yersinia Pestis and was carried on the backs of wild black rats and the fleas that lived off them. It is when the rats die that the fleas start infecting humans. The bacteria were carried in the blood. It was said to have originated in the Far East and came to Europe via Genoa.

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4Plague is still present in the USA

Plague is a classic deadly killer and bubonic plague is the most common form of it. While it can now be treated by antibiotics, plague is still present in the Western United States. In 2017, there was a public health warning issued in Arizona after fleas were tested positive for the disease.

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