8 thoughts on “ The First Disease

  • Sep 23,  · Some of the earliest contenders for which we do have definite osteological and/or genetic evidence would be cholera, typhoid, leprosy, small pox, rabies, malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis, trachoma, arthritis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • In , an unknown disease struck the Aztec Empire. Those who came down with it might become feverish, start vomiting, and develop blotches on their skin. Most horrific of all, they’d bleed from.
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. The first confirmed case has been traced back to 17 November in Hubei. As of 6 August , more than million cases have been reported Causes: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus .
  • Jan 21,  · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December
  • There are some old diseases that we associate with past centuries, such as the black plague. But the plague is relatively new when compared to some of the oldest known diseases.
  • People often know the name of a disease, but not the name of the virus that causes it. There are different processes, and purposes, for naming viruses and diseases. Viruses are named based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines.
  • Dec 13,  · The first investigative treatment of severe sickle cell disease with CTX began in the US mid Victoria Gray is the first patient in the US to receive the landmark treatment as part of the clinical trail designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a single dose of CTX
  • The first identified cases of Pontiac fever occurred in in Pontiac, Michigan, among people who worked at and visited the city’s health department. It wasn’t until Legionella was discovered after the outbreak in Philadelphia that public health officials were able to show that the same bacterium causes both diseases.

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