Mumps is a contagious disease that causes painful swelling in front and below the ears. Mumps is caused by a virus in the salvia of a person who is infected.  Symptoms start to appear about 18 days after the victim is infected with the disease.  They include headache, fever, muscle ache, and sometimes vomiting. 


The measles are a disease that causes a pink rash all over the body.  They are extremely contagious.  This disease occurs mostly in children, but some young adults can catch it too.  Few people in Canada and the United States die from the measles.  This disease kills many people that live in undernourished and in developing countries.  The medical name for the measles is Rubeolla.  German measles, known as Rubeolla is a different disease, but has similar symptoms. 
Cholera is an intestine disorder.  It is caused by comma bacterium called Vibrio Choleraev it is common in southern Asia and occurs in other parts of the world.  It usually occurs because of unclean water or food.


Diphtheria is a disease contagious to the upper respiratory area or skin.  Most of the victims are under the age of 10.  In the 1800ís the disease swept the U.S.A.
This disease is caused by a bacteria which causes soar throat, fever, coughing, sneezing, and swelling in the neck.  After the disease it can affect the heart, kidneys, and the nervous system.  It also affects the nerves and muscles of the eyes and throat infection will break off skin.  If it is not treated it could block the breathing passage. Also permanent heart damage sometimes. 
Small Pox
Small Pox is caused by a virus.  It has killed many, blinded, scarred innocent people.  It spreads through the air because it is a virus people inhale it and catch it. After about 10-12 days the victim will notice that they have it.  The victim will get pimples that grow larger, form puss, and pop.  Then a scab will form over the pimple and fall off 3-4  weeks latter.  It has killed 20% of its victims.  Long ago they used to have no cure, but now days you can get a shot.  When the settlers came to America they carried the disease and the Native Americans caught it.  Many of them died. The disease was almost all over the world in the 1940ís, but in 1971 almost all children in the U.S.A. were vaccinated including infants. In 1967 the World Health organization got rid of Small pox in Africa, Asia, and South America. Finally in May 1980 Small Pox was officially gone. 


TB affects the lungs or other organs.  The shorter name for Tuberculosis is TB.  In the past it was called consumption.  It was once ranked most common cause of  death.  The years were the 1940ís, 1950ís, and 1985.  Droplets of moister on the lungs can cause coughing and sneezing.  The droplets contain Mycobacterium Tuberculosis bacteria.  It can be caused  by eating food or drinking milk with bacteria in it.  Blood veils carry the disease to other organs of the body.  other symptoms are coughing up blood and phlegm, chest pain, fever, sweating at night, fatigue, and loss of appetite. 

Scarlet Fever

 Scarlet Fever was a big disease in the 1950ís.  It was named scarlet fever because you get bright red skin. Its not common now days.  You may get infections in your throat and on your skin. The toxin hurts your skin, surface of the throat, and tongue.  It is caused by bacteria called A-beta-hemolyticstrep-tococc(Streptococcus). It comes with strep throat. symptoms are soar throat, headache, fever, and  pain in the neck.  People notice victims are sick after a day or two.  the disease makes big red Goose bumps, a red tongue strawberry tongue.  After a couple days the skin on your fingers, palms, toes, and soles of your feet.  Your tongue also peels leaving a red rough tongue called raspberry tongue.  The disease usually is gone 2 weeks.  Some get kidney disease from it. 


You get the chills, fever, headache, aches, weakness, infections, bacteria.  Pneumonia respiratory disease virus is inhaled when you get it, it spreads deep in the lungs it infects cells, some treatment causes 2nd dray infections, occur in epidemics.  Cold causes the flu often.  In winter 20 million included 500,000 Americans died because of the flu 1918- 1919.  Some flu cases catch to certain animals. 


In 1988 350,000 children were hit with Polio, a viral disease that causes paralysis and was tins away of muscles.  In that year the World Health Organization deter mined wipeout the disease globally Beginning vaccinations.  By 2001, fewer than 500 cases were reported world wide.  Polio attacks the brain.  No drug has yet been found 


Polio is caused by a virus.  Polio is spread by not washing your hands after using the bathroom.  Many people do not even know that they have had polio.  You might have a sore throat, fever, upset stomach or even throw up.  Others will have those symptoms and a stiff neck, legs and back.  The worst case of polio is when it can cause permanent weakness or even paralyze legs, arms or both.  There is no cure for polio.

Pertussis (sometimes called "Whooping Cough")

Pertussis is caused by a bacteria.  It is very contagious and is spread through the air.  In the first couple of weeks that you have pertussis, you might think that you just have a cold.  Next, you can get the fast coughing.  A person with pertussis will cough long and hard.  When they try to breath in air they sometimes make a whooping sound.  Even after the cough goes away, it can come back.  If the person would get another illness, pertussis will come right back.  This might happen for many months after a person feels better.  This disease is very dangerous for babies and small children.

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