• COMPARISON COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS W/OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    Posted March 19, 2020: by Knowledge of Health - Admin

    LIST OF HUMAN INFECTIOUS DISEASES / CASE FATALITY RATES

    Source: WIKIPEDIA  Courtesy of Knowledge of Health

    FATAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE

    TREATMENT

    CASE FATALITY RATE

    African trypanosomiasis (protozoa)

    Untreated

    ~100%

    Visceral leishmaniasis

    Untreated

    ~100%

    Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis

    Untreated

    ~100%

    Rabies (viral)

    Untreated

    ~99%

    Smallpox (Variola virus)

    Untreated

    ~95%

    Ebola virus

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    83-90%

    AIDS, HIV virus infection

    Untreated

    80-90%

    Anthrax bacterium

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    >85%

    Aspergillosis fungus, pulmonary

    50-90%

    Influenza A virus, H5N1

    ~60%

    Bubonic plague

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    5-60%

    Tularemia (rabbit fever), bacterium

    Untreated

    ~60%

    Marburg virus

    Untreated

    23-90%

    Plague (lung), bacterium Yersinia pestis

    Untreated

    50%

    Tetanus (lockjaw), bacterium

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    50%

    Reye’s syndrome (aspirin w/fever)

    40%

    Dengue fever

    Untreated

    26%

    Leptospirosis (blood), spirochete

    5-30%

    Legionellosis (lung), bacteria

    ~15%

    Meningococcal disease, bacterium

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    10-20%

    Typhoid fever

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    10-20%

    SARS coronavirus

    Vanished since 2004

    11%

    Botulism (Clostridium botulinus)

    <10%

    Diphtheria, bacterium

    Untreated, unvaccinated

    ~5-10%

    Yellow fever, virus

    Unvaccinated

    7.5%

    Pertussis (whooping cough), bacterial

    Unvaccinated

    3.7%

    Spanish flu, 1918

    Treated

    >2.5%

    Measles (rubeola)

    Unvaccinated

    ~1-3%

    Hepatitis A (over 50 years old)

    Unvaccinated

    ~1.8%

    Lassa fever, viral

    ~1%

    Mumps, encephalitis, virus

    Unvaccinated

    ~1%

    COVID-19 coronavirus

    New England Journal Medicine
    Anthony Fauci MD,
    Director National Institute Infectious Diseases

    Supportive (no vaccine)

    Like seasonal influenza 1/10th of 1%

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