Two infectious diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest.
There are also four ongoing programs, targeting poliomyelitis, yaws, dracunculiasis, and malaria.
When was the last time a disease was cured?
Successfully eradicated diseases. The world has successfuly eradicated two diseases: Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980.
Has any disease ever been cured?
There is no cure, but many different medications and procedures have been used in efforts to control the symptoms.
How many diseases can be cured?
As long as lawmakers avoid saying “cures,” that does not seem to be the case here. The focus is really on rare diseases, but a credible case can be made that there are at least 10,000 diseases in the world, though there is likely more. And there are a bit over 500 treatments.
What disease has no cure?
Here are 10 diseases medical professionals still have not found a cure for.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Older couple drinking coffee together | iStock.com.
- Diabetes. Man with diabetes checks his blood sugar | iStock.com.
- Parkinson’s disease.
- Multiple sclerosis.