Common Diseases of WW1
Trench foot and trench fever were few of the diseases that appeared only at the start of trench warfare, and went away after the Great War ended. Trench fever was first discovered and recorded in 1915. The disease would soon reappear at the start of WW1 on the Russian Front.
This fever appeared around the start of WW1 and spread through the coutries surrounding the mediterranean and spread to other European countries. Today it is often known as Brucellosis.
A.k.A, Shell shock, is what is known today as PDSD (Post Dramatic Stress Disorder) was common with men returning from war. By WW1's end, more than 80,000 cases of neurasthenia had been filed.
Today, the common flu is easily cured, however, in the times of the Great War, many people died from the disease. A estimated 50-100 million people died from the Influenza epidemic of 1918, and the same epidemic killed more people than soldiers who died in WW1.
Commonly associated with Trench fever, Trench foot is a now rare disease that affected many soldiers fighting in the trenches of WW1. Trench foot brought many painful symptoms such as numbness, abnormal swelling in the foot, red rashes, blisters, open sores and and sharp pain.