Top Ten Worst Illnesses of the 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 Ebola Virus

There is so much fear around this subject and with good reason. My sincere prayers for all the developing countries in the outbreak. I hope this blows over - keycha1n

Don't worry; Ebola is not going to reach us anytime soon. Though in Africa, it is pretty terrible and all my condolences go out to them.

I hope Ebola doesn't reach me - Turkeyasylum

Gahhh. This is gonna be hard to avoid. - SelfDestruct

2 Mononucleosis
3 Common Cold

Come on common cold is not something to be afraid of...It will not kill you

4 Swine Flu
5 Tuberculosis
6 Whooping Cough
7 Malaria

AIDS has been around for a long time and still has this awful stigma surrounding the disease and even the topic. Also that there is no cure and affects developing countries much more than developed countries.

9 Cancer

When there is a cure for cancer we will have a bigger population it's a horrible disease and it happens to innocent people at least you can fight it!

This is an awful illness, this should definitely be #1 or 2

People have died from this

First pollo, now this. I sure enough we Americans can find something for this.

10 Polio

I can't imagine being paralyzed.

The Contenders
11 Hepatitis
12 Anthrax
13 SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
14 Meningitis
15 Cholera
16 Typhoid
17 Small Pox

Oh my gosh, this has to be one of the worst things I have ever seen my friend experience. Its like you're dead inside. Trust me, you don't want this.

18 Rabies
19 Arthritis

Arthritis and pain in your whole body for 40 years since childhood sucks. Besides pain, it takes all your energy and sleep doesn't alleviate the constant fatigue.

20 Lupus
21 COVID-19
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