What diseases were common in the 19th century?
Diseases and epidemics of the 19th century included long-standing epidemic threats such as smallpox, typhus and yellow fever.
- Medical responses.
- Yellow fever.
What were the most common diseases in the 1800s?
Disease. In the 1800s, disease affected Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike. There was no immunity, and few medical remedies against imported diseases such as tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, chickenpox, cholera, whooping cough and influenza, among others.
What were the three most deadly diseases in 1900?
In 1900, the three leading causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and diarrhea and enteritis, which (together with diphtheria) caused one third of all deaths (Figure 2).30 Jul 1999
What was the worst disease in the 1800s?
In the 1700s-1800s, dysentery was a disease causing many deaths. In fact, in some areas in Sweden 90 percent of all deaths were due to dysentery during the worst outbreaks.
What was the leading cause of death in the late 19th century?
In 1900, the three leading causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and diarrhea and enteritis, which (together with diphtheria) caused one third of all deaths (Figure 2). Of these deaths, 40% were among children aged less than 5 years (1).
What were the health conditions like in the 19th century?
Diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis (often called consumption) were endemic; others such as cholera, were frighteningly epidemic. In the morbidity statistics, infectious and respiratory causes predominated (the latter owing much to the sulphurous fogs known as pea-soupers).