Top 10 Most Dangerous Viral Diseases

Among all the microbes that are existent in our world, the most dangerous ones are the viruses and are responsible to cause more than fifty percent of the deadly diseases in the entire world and to overcome this, many treatments and vaccinations have been made available. Here are Top 10 Most Dangerous Viral Diseases.

10. Bird Flu

If by any chance, a direct contact occur between a human and the affected discharges of a bird, an individual may get caused with bird flu and the symptoms though appear will be much more common to the normal flu symptoms. Some of the major cases have been reported in Asia.

09. Influenza

Although influenza is not something that can be very dangerous for humans but if the patient avoids getting treatment for a very long time, it may lead to death.; There are a few RNA viruses which are involved in the occurrence of influenza such as Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, Influenzavirus C, Isavirus, Thogotovirus and Quaranjavirus which may occur in a variety of forms like influenza A, B and C.

08. Measles:

For over one and a half century, more than two hundred million people have been affected and died from measles. It is caused by Paramyxovirus which is known to have its lethal effect on the respiratory system of a person making symptoms to appear like runny nose, cough, fever, cold and crimson eyes. It is a communicable disease so care must be taken during treatment.

07. Cholera

The most severe form of dehydration has been termed as cholera and is a serious health complication that may cause death of the patient if care is not given. The major symptoms are diarrhea, cramping of muscles and vomiting etc and is majorly caused by the use of contaminate food and water.

06. Ebola Virus

Hemorrhagic fever is caused by this virus and if a person is infected with this virus, survival chances are very rare and less. It can be transmitted from pets to human beings. The symptoms can appear both internally and externally and include bleeding, vomiting and abnormal digestive system. Recovery may take months and no cure or vaccinations have been discovered until now for this disease.

05. Polio

It is also called as infantile paralysis and is a severe viral infection and can be transferred from one individual to another through anus and mouth. When this virus enters a person’s body, it can affect the nervous system and tear down all the motor neurons that may lead to very severe flaccid paralysis.

04. Yellow Fever

It is not a new disease at all for anyone and has killed more than 300000 individuals during 18th century. This virus though is present all around the world but mostly its existence is in the African countries. Some of the major symptoms are weight loss, paleness of skin, weak eye sight and various others.

03. Coronavirus disease

In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified in China. The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 . The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after experience and can include: Fever,Cough,Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing which can lead to death. No vaccine has yet discovered for it. In early 2020 it has effected 162 countries and territories around the world. Total 7174 deaths happened in start of march 2020.

02. Rabies

With the bite of infected dogs, cats and monkeys etc, this virus can easily be transferred into the blood stream and can lead to death if not treated properly.


It is the mother of all the viral diseases in the world and the only result if this infection is the death of an individual because no cure has been discovered yet.  It can spread through sexual intercourse, blood transfusion and body fluids and deteriorate the entire immune system of a person’s body. 

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