As of now, scientists from across the world are busy finding a vaccine for coronavirus. And it would be a help to the entire humanity if they can. However, some reports suggest that there might be the slightest chance that there would be no vaccine for coronavirus.
And with that being said we thought to scoop and list out some viruses and diseases that coronavirus would join if scientists can’t find a vaccine for the same. Have a look:
1. Chagas disease
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a tropical parasitic disease, which spreads by insects known as Triatominae, or “kissing bugs”. The disease can lead to pain in muscles and the whole body and there is no vaccine for the same. If left unattended, it can cause congestive heart failure.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome is a virus transmitted through infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids. The symptoms are fatigue, loss in appetite, swelling and more. There is no cure for the virus and it can last for years or lifelong.
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Chikungunya is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. The virus is found across the world and one infected with the same develops symptoms like muscle pain, headache, fatigue and rash. The only treatment is done to kill the symptoms.
4. Hookworm infection
Hookworm infection is caused by a kind of intestinal parasite that can cause an itchy rash, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. This usually can happen as people walk barefoot on soil and hookworm larvae penetrates the skin. As you guessed, there is no vaccine for the same.
5. Lymphatic filariasis
Also known as elephantiasis, is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like worms that only live in the human lymph system, which is responsible for fighting infections. It is spread by mosquitoes and causes swelling in arms, legs and genitals. As of now, there is no vaccine to treat the same.
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Apart from these, there is no universal flu vaccine. There are no vaccines with long-lasting protection against malaria or tuberculosis. Also, gone pandemics like Lyme, West Nile, Zika and hepatitis C have no vaccines to this day.