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What are the top 10 most common diseases?

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

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  • 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.

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In this regard, which is the most common disease in the world?

According to current statistics, hepatitis B is the most common infectious disease in the world, affecting some 2 billion people -- that's more than one-quarter of the world's population.

Also Know, what are the top 3 chronic diseases? Chronic Diseases and Conditions

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias.
  • Arthritis.
  • Asthma.
  • Cancer.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Diabetes.

In respect to this, what are the 5 most common childhood illnesses?

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  • Scarlet Fever.
  • Reye's Syndrome.
  • MRSA (Staph Infection)
  • Impetigo.
  • Ringworm.
  • Lyme Disease.
  • Flu. The flu typically is seen during the winter months and causes high fever, chills, body aches, and other symptoms.
  • Seasonal Allergies. Seasonal allergies are the bane of many children and adults.

What are the 7 most common chronic diseases?

With statistics that high, it's important that you know what chronic diseases pose the greatest potential threat to your safety.

  • Heart Disease.
  • Cancer.
  • Chronic Lung Disease.
  • Stroke.
  • Alzheimer's.
  • Diabetes.
  • Kidney Disease.

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