with links to Wikipedia and scripture.
Note, the first documented record column will not account for diseases like tuberculosis, polio and cholera (and others) which have existed perhaps thousands of years. Also malaria and yellow fever which are spread by infected mosquito bites.
Click here for an excellent article on Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), famous for her nursing work during the Crimean War (November 1854 - August 1856) and subsequently in England.
With regards to the term "Viral, bacterial, parasitic or fungal", viruses are much smaller than the other three, say 10-100 times smaller than a bacteria, and cannot replicate outside the human body, though all four can survive for hours or even days. Click here for further detail. Cholera bacteria has been known to survive 50 days on the outside, but this is apparently rare. Historically, normal method of destroying all four organisms is through boiling water (and filtering it) this goes back as far as Noah's flood.
|Viral, bacterial, parasitic or fungal||First Record||Spread By||Symptom(s) besides Fever|
|Bacterial||540||Fleas||Swollen lymph nodes|
|Bacterial||1642||Unsafe water, Unsafe food, via Human fecal matter||Seen earlier in India
Dehydration via watery diarrhea
South Asia, Central & Far North Qld, South America
|Abdominal pain, vomiting, liver enlargement|
"Tough Membrane" in throat
|Bacterial||1613||Human contact||Throat (and skin)|
mostly in the tropics
|685||Contaminated food, water||Diarrhea (with blood)|
"Ebola River" Africa
|Viral||1976||Human contact||Africa Disease
"Semen flow" (the clap)
|Bacterial||-1500BC||Sex||Inflammation see Leviticus 15|
|Viral||14AD||Skin contact||"Creeping" Blisters|
|Viral||1981||Sex, major exposure to bodily fluids, and via birth||Immune system diseases
(Fungal) Pneumonia, Esophagus infection, Body Wasting
|Bacterial||-1500BC||Extensive contact, mostly in poverty stricken areas||Damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes
|Parasitic||1768||Mosquito (anopheles) Asia, Africa, South America||Shivering and fever|
+ other 3
|1805||Airborne||Brain, spinal cord|
Disease in monkeys
|Viral||1970||Sex, close contact bodily fluids||Rash, swollen lymph nodes|
|Viral||-640BC||Human contact||Facial swelling|
|Bacterial nearly 50% Viral ⅓ Other ⅙||-400BC||Airborne||Lung Inflammation|
|Viral||1789||Contaminated food or water||Fever which may lead to paralysis|
|Shingles, Chicken Pox|
"Belt-like" rash like small "chickpeas"
|Bacterial||1819||Human contact||Lung disease|
|Bacterial||-400BC||Human fecal material, Plague of Athens (suspected)||Stomach pain, diarrhea|
"Yellowing" skin, eyes
|Parasitic||1647||Mosquito (Asia, Africa and South America)||Fever which may lead to liver damage (and yellow skin)|
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