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Answer Stats

Hint Disease % Correct
Virus that started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Probably came from bats.Coronavirus
97%
Uncurable STD that was almost always fatal until the invention of the "cocktail"HIV
90%
Hemorrhagic fever that broke out in West Africa in 2014Ebola
87%
Caused by animal bites, it is nearly always fatal unless quickly treated by a vaccineRabies
79%
Nearly everybody over the age of 25 had it as a child. As an adult, it can re-emerge as shingles.Chicken Pox
76%
Once nearly eradicated in the first world due to vaccines, it is having
a resurgence among anti-vaxxers
Measles
75%
Jonas Salk created the vaccine for this paralytic disease in 1955. It will hopefully be eradicated
by the end of the decade.
Polio
74%
Causes cold soresHerpes simplex
74%
The only infectious disease to be eliminated in humansSmallpox
73%
Killed 299 people in Hong Kong in 2002 and 2003, and also probably came from batsSARS
72%
Group of five unrelated viruses (A, B, C, D, and E) which cause liver problemsHepatitis
70%
Nickname of the flu that killed about 3% of the world's population in 1918-19{Spanish} Flu
69%
Also called H5N1, this virus has caused much worry but not much loss of life{Bird} Flu
68%
Another mosquito-borne tropical virus. Far less common than the above, it has a
much higher mortality rate (about 15%).
{Yellow} Fever
68%
Easily prevented by vaccination. Causes painful swelling of the salivary glands.Mumps
63%
Along with the two above, this virus is prevented by the MMR vaccineRubella
56%
Virus that can cause babies to be born with small headsZika
48%
Mosquito-borne tropical virus that strikes at least 50 million people yearly, killing about 25,000{Dengue} Fever
45%
STD that is usually benign but can cause warts and also cervical cancer.
At least 25% of adults are infected.
HPV
42%
Mosquito-borne infection named for a river in AfricaWest Nile
37%

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