Top Ten Scariest Diseases

The Top Ten
1 Alzheimer's Disease

My grandma is currently fighting this disease, and it's getting worse every day.

My grandma died of it, and she said nothing was as scary as losing your memory before your eyes.

2 Cancer
3 Bubonic Plague

Bro, your skin turns black, and your limbs start going away while you're still alive. You also get painful, pus-filled lymph nodes that get bigger and bigger. You also cough and vomit blood.

Black death. It goes everywhere in the world. We never know when the next outbreak will be. And there is no cure.

A near 100% chance of death with no treatment, and a 40% chance with treatment.

4 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Many people are dying. It is spreading to other countries.

6 Ebola Virus Disease
7 Encephalitis Lethargica
8 Tuberculosis
9 Lupus
10 HIV
The Contenders
11 Rabies

It makes animals (mammals specifically) go insane, attacking people before dying a horrible death. Without a vaccine, it's a death sentence. The worst part is, not only do you get animals like foxes, raccoons, and bats with rabies, but there have been cases of creatures like honey badgers and bears getting it.

Sleep tight while camping, kids.

Kinda scares me, but I've never encountered a dog with rabies.

Why isn't this number 1? This is literally the worst disease.

12 Necrotizing Fasciitis
13 Fatal Familial Insomnia

I remember one time I saw this on TV. Just knowing this disease exists will cause you to spend your whole life worrying. Please don't look this up. Chances are it will terrify you.

How is this below swine flu? Swine flu won't kill you unless you're old, an infant, or have a damaged immune system (due to a disease like HIV). Plus, FFI has a 100% mortality rate. It is not worth looking this up. It is terrifying and should be number 1 for sure.

Much scarier than lung cancer. Don't look this up. You'll be kept awake at night.

Just like other prion diseases, it's rare, but if you happen to get it, you're done for. Please don't look up these diseases more unless you want to fill yourself with paranoia.

14 Huntington's Disease
15 ALS

ALS at the bottom of the list!? Seriously, does nobody know what ALS does to your body? A lot of the diseases on this list can be treated and managed, but ALS is like a death sentence. You are guaranteed to die if you have it, and it is very scary.

16 Smallpox
17 Noma
18 Influenza
19 Flesh Eating Disease
20 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

A rare yet always fatal disease is characterized at first by memory and coordination problems, behavioral changes, and visual disturbances (which involve experiencing a flash of light in your sight). The disease then, in its later stages, causes dementia, difficulty walking, blindness, weakness, coma, and eventually death.

21 Loiasis

The layman's term for this is "African Eye Worm." It is exactly what it sounds like: a parasite "Loa Loa" endemic to Africa that inhabits human eyeballs. I wouldn't recommend looking up pictures of it if you're easily queasy. Thankfully, it doesn't make people blind.

22 Crohn's Disease
23 Sars
24 Viral Gastroenteritis
25 Trigeminal Neuralgia
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