Myths Vs Facts Related to Some Diseases


The medical field is immensely necessary for the survival of mankind. The researches and the development in the medical field result in the remedies for diseases that affect us. Perhaps, scientific medicine is the greatest achievement of the Universe although, throughout the years, people have developed a gathering of stock responses to restorative inquiries that have turned out to be so imbued in our normal mind that they are currently viewed as realities. Similarly, as there are many energizing and educational realities in the therapeutic field, there is additionally an assortment of legends. Characterized as a dubious story that has no true promise, a legend is a regularly acknowledged conviction that won’t leave. So, ready to be astonished by knowing some of the weirs medical myths?

  1. Leprosy- if you get in touch with a person suffering from leprosy, then the illness commutes to you also and you get affected by it. Leprosy makes your appearance disfigured.

Medical Fact- the virus that causes leprosy doesn’t get spread easily and you need to be in close and constant contact with the person having leprosy. Perhaps, 95% of the population is immune to the virus causing leprosy. Another thing to make clear off your mind is Leprosy disfigures you. It’s not true at all as medical researchers and doctors state that is leprosy catches you in early age then the only evidence left is the patches on your skin.

  1. Breast Cancer-

Myth- It’s like a sneeze and is a quite communicable disease.

Fact- Breast cancer is not at all contagious and cannot be spread or transferred to someone else’s body because cancer cells cannot survive inside a healthy person’s body as a healthy immune system can destroy the foreign cancer cells. There is no proper evidence telling about the spread of cancer from one person to other by spending a lot of time with them, kissing them or having sex with them and even it is also heard that breathing same air spreads cancer which is however not true at all.

  1. Coughing-

Myth- All coughs are communicable and contagious.

Fact- This is true that cough is contagious but on the other hand it is also true that all coughs are not contagious. Those coughs which occur due to viral or bacterial infection gets spread from one person to another and on the other side the cough resulting due to the result of certain allergies, asthma, or due to airway irritation is not contagious and your neighboring person cannot get affected by it.

  1. Tuberculosis-

Myth- Tuberculosis is hereditary and if someone coughs then it gets spread to the person in contact. You must have heard people saying that tuberculosis is a hereditary disease or don’t go closer to him, he is suffering from TB and if he sneezes you will get the disease too.

Fact- Medical studies clearly prove that Tuberculosis is not hereditary and it is an airborne disease which can get spread through when TB infected person coughs or sneezes but it is also true that if you are in contact with the person for a long time (generally around for hours or days).

  1. Rabies

Myth- Rabies is generally transmitted by the bite of an animal and only one rabies virus is known to cause the disease.

Fact- Rabies can be transmitted when a wound or a broken skin comes in contact with the saliva of the rabid animals or even the animal scratches a victim’s skin by its claws. Even airborne rabies also occurs in rabid bat caves. It is also not true that there is only one virus of rabies as there are numerous rabies-related viruses like Mokola Virus, Lagola bat virus, European bat viruses 1 and 2 etc.


Myth- If you are HIV infected then you can’t get a baby and if both the partners are HIV positive then they don’t need a condom during intercourse.

Fact- if you are an HIV positive lady then also you can conceive and deliver a baby if the intercourse is well-managed. If the intercourse is being done without a condom then you may get infected with some other infections. It means that there are strains of HIV so your strain can infect your partner too. So, it is always better to have safe intercourse with your partner.