Keeping the pace with modern medicine, we sometimes nurture the thought that we somehow managed to eradicate illness which were potentially deadly during the last 3 centuries. It would seem that Victorian illnesses are not out of fashion, a fact which was confirmed by the U.K Health and Social Care Center.
Far from us to even conceive that a disease represents either a trend or a fashion, we are merely saying that certain disease which we thought to be eradicated has resurfaced in the last couple of years.
According to the British Health and Social Care Center, malnutrition, along with scurvy and scarlet fever are again on the rise all over U.K’s territory. The health authorities have estimated that malnutrition cases have risen to 51 percent in the last five years.
Christ Mould, the acting chairman of the Trussel Trust, and NGO which coordinates food distribution through the country declared that Great Britain is struggling to tackle two extremes. On one side there are people who are struggling to put feed their family and, on the other hand, there are those who are malnourished.
Rising TB cases have also determined the authorities to admit that Victorian illnesses are not out of fashion. Josie Garrett, a citizen hailing from the Empire’s capital, offered a couple of insights regarding our view on modern medicine.
In a press interview, the Londoner said that we shouldn’t hurry in putting our faith modern medicine’s capacity of eradicating all old disease. Moreover, it would seem that the Londoner’s appraisal of the situation is ghoulishly accurate.
According to the Global Tuberculosis Report, published in 2015, tuberculosis accounts for more than 4000 deaths per year. The report was drafted by the World Health Organization, which also uncovered that in the last couple of years, TB has proven to be deadlier than AIDS/HIV.
In terms of Victorian Era illnesses, there are even more dimensions we should take into consideration. Apart tuberculosis and malnutrition, there are even more diseases which take their toll on U.K’s population.
Several inland reports have determined that since last year, the rate of scurvy cases has increased by 38 percent, meaning that 113 out of 100000 people may have this disease. Even scarlet fever has somehow managed to resurface in the last couple of years.
Doctor Nuria Martinez-Alier, an immunologist declared that in terms of the infection, 2014 may be regarded as a new all-time high ever since the ’60 epidemic.
Prompted by this reports, the United State have taken the first steps into coming up with a worldwide plan in order to fight against TB.