Diseases are something we hear about too often. Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Cancer, and Pneumonia are constantly making headlines. And while those illnesses are horrible in their own right, there are a few diseases you’ve most likely never heard of, that would make Pneumonia look like a walk in the park. Here are 10 incredibly rare, and weird, diseases that’ll make you feel incredibly thankful for your good health:
This disease attacks the brain and leaves suffers absolutely motionless. Encephalitis Lethargica, also known as the “sleeping sickness” is typically accompanied by a headache, fever, sore throat, and sometimes strong hallucinations; as well as the inability to move or talk. There was an epidemic of this disease in the early 1900s. About five million people were affected. A third of them died and many others were left in a coma-like state. No epidemic has happened since but how scary would it be if it did?