Diseases & Killer Conditions

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  • Diseases & Killer Conditions
    • Tuberculosis
      • Greatest killer.
      • TB
      • Lungs were attacked.
      • Affected those who had been poorly fed and were under nourished.
      • Affected those that lived in dirty and damp homes.
      • Believed that TB killed 1/3 of those who died in Britain between 1800 and 1850.
    • Typhoid
      • A disease also found in dirty water.
      • Weakness
      • Stomach pain
      • Headache
      • Diarrhea or Constipation
      • Coughing
      • Loss of appetite.
    • Cholera
      • Nicknames King Cholera
      • Brought to Britain by soldiers returning from India in 1832
      • Victims sometimes lost 1/2 a litre of fluid an hour because of diarrhoea and vomiting.
      • Spread through infected drinking water.
    • Influenza
      • Extreme Illness
      • Similar to a very bad flu.
      • Spread through industrial cities.
      • Spread so quickly because of overcrowding.
      • People at that time didn't understand about germs and viruses or how they spread.


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