The most dangerous viruses known to science
• The most dangerous viruses known to science
King of the nature of man can be called a stretch. We are too weak to withstand the surprises that often presents us with a home planet. Here are viruses - is another matter. This cell-free form of life can be reproduced in the cells of living beings, subduing and killing them for their own development. It is able to withstand them the modern medicine? Hardly.
Yes, the usual flu us at the moment is almost the most dangerous virus in the world. The fact that the disease can evolve, constantly inventing new ways to combat drugs. Strains H1N1, H2N2, H3N2 is considered the most dangerous to humans, but only for the year in the world are killed half a million people.
Do not think that the cholera remained bogey of the Middle Ages. Only 3000 people died in 2010 in Haiti, although doctors have long known how full treatment of this terrible disease. Only 20% of people are faced with a severe form of cholera, which means almost a guaranteed ticket to the next world.
By the end of XX century, no one had ever heard of the human immunodeficiency virus, and now HIV is one of the worst ills of the world. Just thirty years of existence, the virus appeared at 40 million people. Doctors were more than four million deaths, and doctors are only now understand how to treat this infection.
Few people know how widespread rabies (Rabies virus) in Africa and parts of Asia. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people die each year in these areas simply because the international community do not care about these "distant" problem.
The so-called "Deer disease" caused by Gram-negative bacilli Francisella tularensis. Ticks, mosquitoes, food and contac with the sick person guarantee 100% transmission of the virus. Symptoms of this disease are very reminiscent of the medieval plague, and bacteriologists social services believe that it is on the basis of tularemia military may well bring a new, deadly biological weapons.