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Common Diseases and Their Meanings:

Apoplexy: apoplexy happens when an artery or blood vessel in the brain is blocked or broken, severely reducing
blood supply that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Also known as a Stroke

Brain Fever: part of the brain becomes inflamed and causes symptoms that present as fever.

Bright's Disease: Chronic inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidney with protein, specifically albumin, in the urine.

Cholera: Caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The bacteria releases a toxin that causes increased release of water
in the intestines, which produces severe diarrhea. It occurs in places with poor sanitation, crowding, war and famine

Confinement: can develop into puerperal sepsis, which is a serious form of septicaemia contracted by a woman during or shortly
after childbirth, miscarriage or abortion. If untreated, it is life-threatening.

Consumption: Consumption is an old name for Tuberculosis (TB) that describes how the illness wastes away or consumes its

Convulsions: An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction. An uncontrolled fit.

Croup: Before the era of immunizations and antibiotics, croup was a dreaded and deadly disease, usually caused
by the diphtheria bacteria.

Diphtheria: A bacteria spreads through respiratory droplets. The bacteria most commonly infects the nose and throat.
Once infected, dangerous substances called toxins, produced by the bacteria, can spread through your bloodstream to other organs,
such as the heart, and cause significant damage.

Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water.

Dysentery: caused by poor hygene and passed by contact - inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon,
that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and/or blood in the feces 1 - with fever and abdominal pain. 2 - If left untreated,
dysentery can be fatal

Marasmus: a type of malnutrition which most commonly occurs in infants under one year of age in the developing world.
It is caused by an inadequate intake of nutrients, especially protein, or an inability to properly digest nutrients.

Meningitis: inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.
The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs.

Miner's Asthma: Also known as "Black Lung". a lung disease that results from breathing in dust from coal, graphite,
or man-made carbon over a long period of time.

Nephrititis: a type of kidney disease in which the part of your kidneys that helps filter waste and fluids from the blood
is damaged.

Palsy: the paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by loss of sensation and by uncontrolled body movements, such as shaking.

Scarlet Fever: a disease caused by infection with the group A Streptococcus bacteria (the same bacteria that causes strep throat).

Summer Complaint: an acute condition of diarrhea, occurring during the hot summer months chiefly in infants and children,
caused by bacterial contamination of food and associated with poor hygiene.

Typhoid Fever: Transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain
bacteria. The bacteria then perforate through the intestinal wall.

Whooping Cough: an upper respiratory infection caused by bacteria. It is a serious disease that can cause permanent disability
in infants, and even death. It is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make
it hard to breathe.