Top Deadly Diseases of the Developing World
| ||Disease ||Annual |
|1.||Lower respiratory infections||4 million ||—|
|2.||HIV/AIDS||3 million ||39.4 million1 |
|3.||Malaria||1–5 million ||300–515 million|
|4.||Diarrhea||2.2 million||4 billion|
|5.||Tuberculosis||2 million||8 million|
|7.||Whooping cough||200,000–300,000||20–40 million |
|9.||Meningitis||174,000||1 million + |
|10.||Syphilis||157,000||12.2 million1 |
1. The HIV/AIDS and syphilis infection rate figures are worldwide totals of people infected with the diseases.
Source: Reuters and World Health Organizations. See also Leading Causes of Mortality Throughout the World, p. 667.
See also Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tropical Diseases, Rare and Deadly Diseases, Food-Borne Diseases, Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases, Childhood Diseases.
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