Science has made huge advances in medicine to deal with some of the worst diseases imaginable. However, there are still some diseases out there that have left us completely baffled. Some of these diseases have mysterious origins or affect the body in ways that are completely bizarre and unexplained. Maybe one day these crazy diseases can be explained and dealt with, but as of right now, they remain mysterious and elusive. From people dancing themselves to death to people that are allergic to water, these are 25 crazy diseases that science can’t explain!
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Crazy diseases that science can’t explain include:
Encephalitis lethargica – Crazy hallucinations with body immobility
Acute flaccid myelitis – Referred to as polio-like syndrome, leads to weakness or paralysis.
Marburg virus – hemorrhagic fever virus that is transferred to humans from monkeys
Exploding Head Syndrome – Sufferers experience insanely loud bangs
SIDS – Also known as crib death
Aquagenic urticaria – Also known as water allergy
Brainerd Diarrhea – People afflicted with this disease typically experience up to 20 episodes of diarrhea every day for up to a year.
Mad cow disease – This is a neurodegenerative disease in cows that is incurable
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – Sufferers believe that their varied symptoms are the result of electromagnetic fields
Stiff person syndrome – muscles progressively get more and more stiff until you complete paralysis occurs
Nodding disease – This disease causes its victims to continuously nod
Creutzfeldt (Jakob disease) – Mad cow disease in humans
Sweating sickness – Starts with headaches and shivers, then proceeds to profuse sweating
Peruvian Meteorite Illness – Disease from a meteorite that crashed near the village of Carancas in Peru
Ebola – A hemorrhagic fever similar to the Marburg virus
Kuru disease – Another variant of mad cow disease found in humans except this one has only ever occurred in Papua New Guinea
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome – Repeated bouts of vomiting and nausea.
Lujo – Has a lot in common with Ebola and the Margburg virus
Morgellons Disease – Characterized by skin lesions and crawling or stinging sensations
Twentieth-Century Disease – Also know as multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS.
Dancing plague – People dance to death
Germany’s Mystery Calf Disease – The disease turns the calf’s bone marrow into jelly.
Porphyria disease – Some scientists believe this disease is actually responsible for vampire and werewolf legends.
Gulf War Syndrome – An illness experienced by veterans of the Persian Gulf War
Jumping Frenchmen of Maine Disorder – The disease has only been found to affect French-Canadian lumberjacks in the northern Maine region.
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