WW1 diseases

In world war one there were many different diseases. Such as trench foot... trench foot was disfiguring to the foot and skin which turns black when infected. It was caused by the feet being wet and cold and was a serious problem in the war. Inside the trench was dirt and water a perfect place for diseases spawn. Trench foot was common in the war because of the conditions like standing in the water for long periods of time or cold nights. Trench foot can occur in warm or cold conditions. The symptoms were numbing in the feet, feet become swollen and red,and sores and blisters. And it does not help that they didn't have enough socks.

Another disease is trench fever. trench fever is caused by infection with bartonella quintana.The symptoms were high fever, sever headache, pain on moving the eyes, sorness of muscle of the back, pain in leg, and if consistent may lead to heart failure. Recovery time was a month or more. this disease was called by different names here are: Wolhynia fever, shine bone fever, quintan fever, five-day fever, Meuse fever, His disease and His-Werner disease.

Then there is Trench Mouth. This is a bacterial infection that includes swelling and ulcers in the gums. This is, of course, very painful. It's a form of gum swelling that happens when there are a high number of mouth bacterial then the gums become infected. Symptoms include bad breath, crater-like ulcers between the teeth, fever, fould taste in the mouth, gums appear reddened and swolen, grayish film on the gums, painful gums, profuse gum bleeding in response to any pressure. The disease can cause dehydration, a loss of teeth, severe pain, and a spread of the infection.

Yet another disease is shell shock. Symptoms of this include tiredness, irriability, giddinessm lack of concentraion and headaches. The disease was caused by heavy enemy artillery. The firing upsets the working of the brain, therefore causing the disease. This would eventually all lead up to the soldiers to suffer mental breakdowns and be removed from the fields.

It was as well common to be infected by rats that carried diseases, or spread from person to person.