Filth Diseases are Diseases and illnesses caused by filth, unsanitary and downright gross things.
Filth Diseases are not “Sexy” and News gathering. The image of some one puking and crapping (at the same time) their life away isn’t something that is pleasant to see. Best current example of this is the present Cholera epidemic that is occurring in Yemen sickening and killing thousands. The “News” talked about it for a while, but you hear little or nothing about it now.
Some of the worse epidemics throughout history have been caused by Filth Diseases and you would think that modern sanitary and medical advancements would bring them under control – unfortunately that is not the case.
Here are the ones’s I believe you will hear quite a bit about in 2019 and some History.
Cholera – bacteria – vaccine available
Broad Street Cholera Pump – London, England – Atlas Obscura
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackle Virus) No Vaccine
Hand, foot and mouth disease tends to be harder on kids than adults. (Getty Images)
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Is Spreading Again | Patient Advice | US News
Hepatitis A – Virus – Vaccine
Actually, the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak makes it difficult to list just 1 or 2 articles – there are just so many. How often are you hearing about this outbreak?
Scarlet Fever – bacteria – No vaccine
Scarlet fever cases have hit worrying new record levels in Kent – Kent Live
Typhiod – bacteria – vaccine
The Terrible Tale of Typhoid Mary – Past Medical History
Typhoid Mary’ in a 1909 illustration that appeared in The New York American
Typhus – bacteria – no vaccine
Number of typhus cases growing in Galveston County
Pediculus humanus corporis, the human body louse (Courtesy: CDC)
Just to many to talk specifics
A Work That Can Really Get Under Your Skin – From NPR News