A shocking discovery has been made in Britain. A study conducted by the National Health Service of Britain warns us that common diseases in the 19th century are back. Some neighborhoods in London have more cases of tuberculosis than some poor parts of the world, like Iraq or Rwanda.
Tuberculosis is often associated with poverty and was one of the most dangerous diseases in the modern era, 1 in 4 people being killed by it at a point. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Its symptoms include chronic cough, fever, weight loss and night sweat. The treatment is long and difficult and if left untreated, it can kill more than 50% of the affected people.Doctor Onkbar Sarhota says that the disease that tries to destroy your immune system,is reawakening . She also says that the bacteria can stay in your body and infect it for a long time. Scientists say that the disease lies unknown in many countries and that in the future we can expect it to gain its former power.
A 24 year old from the U.K. has been diagnosed with the severe disease, after catching it from her boyfriend. The disease was first caught by the father of a friend, who caught it while traveling in India in the 90s. She was isolated in the hospital for a long time and is now close to ending her treatment. She confessed that the disease stopped her from living a normal life.
A big rise of the Scarlet fever has been noted, with 14,000 registered cases last year. Scarlet fever, also called scarlatina, is an infectious bacterial disease that affects the children mostly and causes a scarlet rash, fever and a sore throat. Scarlet fever is spread by inhalation and although there is no vaccine for it, it can be treated with antibiotics. Before antibiotics were available, the disease caused a lot of deaths around the world and led to heart valve disease.
The last time so many cases of Scarlet fever existed was in 1960.Doctor Nuria Martinez-Alier says that in the last 10 years, alarming numbers of whooping cough, measles and tuberculosis cases have been noted. In the last five years the cases of cholera grew with 300%, scarlet fever with 136% and scurvy with 38%.
Tuberculosis, scarlet fever and scurvy, common diseases in the 19th century are back. These diseases made a comeback because of poverty, malnutrition, migration, reduced vaccinations and limited access to health care.