10 most horrible
Diseases Science Can’t Explain

10. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

This is basically another variant of mad cow disease found in humans except this one has only ever occurred in Papua New Guinea and is suspected to have been transmitted via cannibalism.vomiting

 

9. Kuru disease

Usually developing during childhood, symptoms are exactly what they sound like – repeated bouts of vomiting and nausea. Sufferers may vomit up to once every 5 minutes for nearly 3 weeks at a time.Kuru disease

 

8. Lujo

Another hemorrhagic fever virus, Lujo has a lot in common with Ebola and the Margburg virus and was observed in South Africa and Zambia in 2008.

lujo

 

7. Morgellons Disease

Characterized by skin lesions and crawling or stinging sensations, there is still debate as to whether it is a new illness or simply a mix of already known illnesses.

Morgellons Disease

6. Twentieth-Century Disease

Also know as multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS, this disease is characterized by negative reactions to various modern chemicals and products including plastics and synthetic fibers. Similar to the electromagnetic sensitivity, patients will not react when they do not know they are being exposed to the chemicals (blinded test), but do react when they are unblinded.

Twentieth-Century Disease

 

5. Dancing plague

The most oft-cited incident of this happened in 1518 in Strasbourg, France when a lady by the name of Frau Troffea began dancing for no apparent reason. Hundreds of people joined her for the next several weeks and eventually many of them died of exhaustion. Possible reasons put forth include mass poisoning or psychogenic illness.

Dancing plague

4. Germany's Mystery Calf Disease

The disease turns the calf’s bone marrow into jelly and prevents them from forming clots. So basically they bleed out right through their coats.

Germany's Mystery Calf Disease

3. Porphyria disease

Some scientists believe this disease is actually responsible for vampire and werewolf legends. Why? The skin of those afflicted by the illness will bubble and boil when exposed to sunlight and their gums recede almost giving the appearance of fangs. The weirdest part? Their poop turns purple.

Porphyria disease

2. Gulf War Syndrome

An illness experienced by veterans of the Persian Gulf War, symptoms include everything from insulin resistance to loss of muscle control. Theories concerning its cause include the use of depleted uranium in weapons and chemical warfare.

Gulf War Syndrome

1. Jumping Frenchmen of Maine Disorder

First documented by George Miller Beard in 1878, the disease has only been found to affect French-Canadian lumberjacks in the northern Maine region. It causes them to startle easily, hence the name. Furthermore, they seem to carry out almost any basic command as long as you shout it at them. Doctors think the issue may be genetic.

lumberjack

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