How COVID-19 Compares Against Other Killer Diseases in India
Updated On May 25, 2021
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Due to the novel Coronavirus, the entire world has suffered from the global death toll, the numbers being recorded over millions of deaths around the whole world because of the deadly virus. At the time of this worldwide emergency, the experts have suggested to avoid irrational behaviour and not to create panic. Moreover it is also recommended that the individuals should refrain from moving out of their homes until it is absolutely necessary to do so.Let us take an in depth understanding of some other killer diseases, which resulted in millions of deaths compared to the COVID-19.
Top Diseases Compared against Coronavirus
The top diseases that have recorded high deaths in India when compared to COVID-19 are as follows:
Flu EpidemicThe world received a global death toll due to the swine flu leading to a pandemic situation all over the world. The total deaths received was close to between 151, 700 and 575,400 deaths as per the Lancet medical Journal. Moreover, in the 20th century two non-seasonal major flu pandemics, which is the Asian Flu that came in the year 1957 and Hong Kong Flu in the year1968, resulted in close to millions of deaths. In India, the swine flu disease outbreak happened in 2009, infecting several thousands of Indians and resulting in various deaths. This disease has now turned into one of the many deadly viruses that are leading to hospitalisation and deaths, and the one with which the medical system routinely deals with.
Tropical DiseasesThe recorded death toll from the new deadly virus known as COVID-19 is comparatively far more than the haemorrhagic Ebola fever, which first was identified in 1976 and in its recent outbreak in 2018-2020, it killed around 2300 individuals. Moreover, the dengue fever, which can also be a life threatening disease, comparatively has a lower death toll. This disease which is similar to flu spreads by an infected mosquito bite. This deadly disease from the past two decades has been on a rise, however, as per the records it is known to cause only a few thousands deaths every year.
Other Deadly Viral EpidemicsAIDS is known to be by far one of the most life-threatening modern epidemics, there have been recorded cases of over 30 million people around the world, who have lost their lives to this deadly disease. This disease is said to negatively affect the immune system of the individual, thus resulting in death. This deadly illness was first detected in 1981, and yet no effective vaccine has been invented or found against it. However, the consumption of retroviral drugs on a regular basis is capable of efficiently stopping the disease in its tracks and it also greatly lessens the risk of contamination.
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