The Most Terrifying Diseases That Can Kill You Within A Day

The idea of getting sick and dying is terrifying, but some diseases don’t kill you slowly — they can take a completely healthy person and leave them dead within 24 hours. Can you imagine that? You’re happy and healthy when some dude sneezes on you on the bus. Then, you’re gone by dinner time. Here are six diseases that can kill you in one day.

#1 Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is unique on this list because it can kill you in a day… or in THIRTY YEARS. The disease is spread by tropical insects commonly known as “kissing bugs” and causes acute and chronic symptoms, including fever, fatigue, vomiting, and, in rare cases, death from swelling of the heart or brain. If you manage to survive stage one, Chagas might still kill you decades later by enlarging your esophagus, colon, or the ventricles in your heart.

#2 Ebola

Dying from Ebola means you vomit, diarrhea, and bleed until you die. Yes, Ebola is that scary. About half the people infected with Ebola die from it, and in some places the fatality rate goes up to 90 percent. There’s no specific treatment, cure, or vaccine, and the disease can only really be limited by controlling outbreaks. People who survive often have damaged hearing and eyesight, fatigue, and muscle and joint pain.