Is #Ebola Going To Kill You? Top 10 Causes of #Death Worldwide #ASMSG

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Graphic: John McCann Source: Center For Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Vox Graphic: John McCann Source: Center For Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Vox

CAPE TOWN, South AfricaEbola has grabbed all the headlines, but HIV still remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease – killing nearly the same number of people every day that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has so far killed in 9 months

First posted at The Richest
by Elyssa Rosadiuk
Jan 3, 2014

Top 10 Leading Causes Of Death In 2013

Throughout history, various diseases, influenzas, and wars have plagued the world. The Black Plague decimated 14th century Europe with an estimated 75 million deaths. Small Pox, along with gunfire, wiped out an entire North American ethnic group. The Spanish Influenza claimed about 50 million lives around the world between the years of 1918-1920. About 50 million people, both military and civilian alike, were killed in World War II. And even though Tuberculosis…

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  1. STDs don’t grab the headlines as it is politically incorrect! and the idea that throwing condoms at them will solve it is a joke. I always briefed my soldiers that, “The failure rate on condoms is 15% overall so having sex with someone you don’t know is like going down to the rifle range standing at 100 yards and letting someone fire four clips of 25 rounds loaded randomly with 85 blanks and 15 live rounds! maybe you’ll get lucky, maybe you won’t. It might kill you outright or just severely wound you, but me I won’t take those odds we live in a profession that is already deadly enough.” I also lost more soldier to HIV than to combat Combat losses 0 HIV losses 15, not including infected spouses or others!

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