Top 9 Deadly Diseases of the 21st Century - Page 9 of 9 - 9facts

Top 9 Deadly Diseases of the 21st Century

#9. Meningitis

Meningitis

Meningitis claims thousands of lives every year out of a million of infected cases. The tissues covering the brain and the spinal cord are infected. Droplets from the throat, mouth or nose of an infected person helps in spreading the infection. Close contact and sharing can also communicate the disease to a healthy person. Annual mortality rate is 174,000, annual infection rate is 1 million. Source: cdc.gov

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