Humans are battling with various outbreaks and pandemic virus since our inception into the modern era. In present times, there are ongoing several viruses, the source of infection is unknown to the human being. The present COVID-19 virus is the recent example that has created havoc, triggered a sizable amount of human as well as financial loss.
Besides, COVID-19, there have been pandemics earlier that the humans have tried to control though not to eradicate from its roots. Here are a few of the most vulnerable virus that has endangered the life creation on earth.
The first case of the coronavirus family was identified in 1965. Later on, a group of similar viruses was found. As on date, there are over hundreds of coronavirus out of which 7 coronaviruses can infect human beings. Coronavirus is named from it’s crown-like appearance. SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 spread initiated from China are from the family of coronavirus.
It is believed that recent COVID-19 originated from the bats and infected into humans in the wet market in Wuhan, China. It is one of the deadliest viruses and claimed over millions of life world-wide. It is spread through coughing and sneezing in the open air. The respiratory masks are the only solution as on date to protect yourselves from getting infected. Custom Earth Promos, located in Florida helps in serving the society with the range of products that best suits your requirement from their bag of over 7 years of experience.
The MERS-CoV is from the family of coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV2. It was first detected in Saudi Arabia in the camels and thereafter spread to the human being. There is no treatment or vaccination developed to date for the coronavirus family.
This virus mainly targets children especially in developing countries where there is a lack of rehydration treatments. It spreads through a fecal-oral route.
The Ebola virus was identified in 1976 in the parts of Congo and Sudan. It was spread through body fluids or blood from the infected animal or person. Though it is deadliest it is not considered as pandemic since it has contained itself only in West Africa and not spread around the world. The known strains of Ebola are deadliest since it does not make the people even sick.
HIV was first detected in 1981. It destroys the immune system and makes the human vulnerable to another disease. Though the mortality rate has come down on account of antiretroviral therapy, it has continued its deadliest effect in the human. HIV is not contagious in the sense, it can only spread through blood transfusion or related from an infected person.This has not done havoc in the lives of the normal person. The risk is always there since there is a no cure for HIV.
According to a leading journal, this virus created an outbreak during the Korean War in the early 1950s. However, another type of Hantavirus was detected in 1993 in the US. The disease spreads when you come in contact with the dropping of the infected mice.
Philippines and Thailand were the first countries to get the virus in the 1950s. It is carried by mosquitoes. It is estimated that almost 40% of the world population can be affected by the dengue virus.
Besides, there is are common virus that has taken toll of human lives such as Influenza – Swine flu, Malaria, Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B, and so on. Due to the availability of vaccination and treatment, they are not considered endemic and people have learned to live with it.