MAR 17, 2017 4:42 PM PDT

Top 5 Deadliest Infectious Diseases in the World

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis

Who doesn’t get worried when hearing about infectious disease? Lower respiratory infections alone cause an estimated 3.4 million deaths worldwide annually.  Stories of serious infections always make the best news. Prion infections, brain-eating amoeba, or flesh-eating bacteria could be some of the scariest experiences a person can come across. But what are the most dangerous infectious diseases?

Learn about the top 5 most deadly infections one can contract. Of course, diseases like Ebola make the list as an extremely infectious and deadly disease. But what other diseases should you watch out for? Which ones are treatable and which ones aren’t? They might not be what you think…

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About the Author
  • I love all things science and am passionate about bringing science to the public through writing. With an M.S. in Genetics and experience in cancer research, marketing and technical writing, it is a pleasure to share the latest trends and findings in science on LabRoots.
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