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What exactly is the most horrific infectious disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

There are a lot of bad ones. Necrotizing fasciitis or flesh eating bug infection, Meningococcal meningitis, pneumococcal sepsis in a post-splenectomy patient and septic shock with multisystem failure are among the worst.

Answered Jun 28, 2014



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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever.

Answered Nov 3, 2016



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