Rare infectious diseases list
Aside from the more common ailments that may affect us or our loved ones, and garner the attention of the press or charities, there are a lot of other ways out there to get sick and die. Maybe it's a virus, or it could be a genetic disorder. In any event, they all have one thing in common: they're no fun.
We'll look at the top 10 rare diseases, some of which you may never have heard of - and others which you hope you never will again.
Disease descriptions courtesy of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). To browse their extensive Rare Disease Database - including contact information for related organizations - visit their website at www.rarediseases.org.
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