Several diseases exist around the world that can kill their victims in a matter of hours.
At least once a year, the majority of us become ill. Colds and flu, as well as measles and mumps, are all common childhood illnesses.
They are regarded as a regular element of everyday life due to their low fatality rate. Every year, millions of people die from cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis, and malaria.
All of these ailments, except lower respiratory infections and diarrhoeal disorders, have the potential to be life-threatening.
The most common causes of meningitis, which is an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spine, are infections of the brain and spinal cord. The most vulnerable are baby boomers and those in their 20s and 30s. Septicemia (blood poisoning) can develop and kill in just four hours, according to First Aid for Life.
2. Necrotizing fasciitis
Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial skin illness that spreads quickly through the body's connective tissue. About 30 to 40% of those who contract it die as a result. Amputating diseased body parts as a prophylactic precaution is a typical practice.
When blood flow to a specific area of the brain is restricted, the tissue in that area of the brain is deprived of oxygen, resulting in a stroke. An artery break or a blood clot obstruction are the most prevalent causes, but there are numerous others. It may be possible to recover even if you die within two hours of having a major stroke.
You could die as soon as a few hours after being exposed to the sickness. This can be traced back to poisoned food or drink. According to the World Health Organization, cholera is the top fiver killer disease in the world.
The Yersinia pestis bacteria, which causes plague in humans, is carried by fleas on rats. If pneumonia is not treated during the first 18–24 hours of an infection, it can be fatal if not treated promptly with standard medications. One of the symptoms of pneumonic plague is coughing up blood-treated sputum.
Organ and body holes frequently bleed extensively as a result of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Ebola outbreaks have occurred in many African countries in the past. According to various statistics, Ebola's fatality rate ranges from 50 to 90 percent. Individuals can die in as little as an hour after exhibiting symptoms.
7. Dengue fever
Dengue fever is a virus carried by mosquitoes that causes a mild sickness. However, this illness has the potential to be life-threatening. When platelets are depleted, the body goes into shock and dies within a few hours of hemorrhagic hemorrhage.
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