Diseases And A Bit About Them

DON’T WORRY! all of these have vaccines that you can see at www.cdc.gov.



By: Maxwell Neuberg, Journalist

You probably clicked on this story because you want to know what the deadliest diseases in history are, but this article will tell you a little more.

  1. The first disease that you might have forgot about is polio. The virus spreads from person to person through fecal matter and can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis. a vaccine was made and is almost eradicated today.
  2. The next disease is tetanus or lockjaw. It causes  the neck and jaw muscles to… well… Lock! you may need this shot to go certain places and it spreads through spores. the spores get through into your body through burns, cuts/scrapes, puncture wounds and contaminated wounds with dirt or spit.
  3.  Then there is Hib. it isn’t well known but it kills babies shortly after birth.
  4. After that there is the Measles. the measles is very contagious and it spreads through coughs/sneezes.
  5. Finally there is whooping cough, whooping cough is very contagious and is deadly for babies. whooping cough causes you to have coughing fits and have trouble breathing afterwards. it can result in asthma or death through suffocation.









  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and scrub front, back, and underneath fingernails.
  • prepare food correctly.
  • wash hands often.
  • get vaccinations.
  • avoid touching wild animals.