How many diseases are curable?
This brings us to the “500 cures.” As we noted, McCarthy apparently meant to say “cures and treatments.” But treatments is really only the right term.
Anderson said she thinks only one disease can be cured once a person is ill: hepatitis C.
(Vaccines have prevented transmission of some other diseases.)
What diseases have been cured?
- Poliomyelitis (polio)
- Lymphatic filariasis.
What was the last disease to be cured?
Smallpox: 200 years between vaccine and the disease eradication. The last recorded case of smallpox occurred in 1977 in Somalia. The disease was officially declared eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980.
What are the 10 most common diseases?
- Unintentional injuries.
- Chronic lower respiratory disease.
- Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Deaths in 2017: 121,404.
- Diabetes. Deaths in 2017: 83,564.
- Influenza and pneumonia. Deaths in 2017: 55,672.
- Kidney disease. Deaths in 2017: 50,633.
- Suicide. Deaths in 2017: 47,173.