Nasty Diseases That Actually Have Benefits

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Usually when someone gets a disease, they want to be rid of it at as soon as possible. These diseases might be nasty, but they soemtimes produce side effects that people like. You probably still want to avoid ever getting these though.
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Secondary Polycythemia

Because this disease produces an increase in red blood cells, it also gives someone increased stamina.
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Tuberculosis

Studies prove that people who have tuberculosis at a young age are protected against asthma down the road.
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Syphilis

Though syphilis is often fatal without treatment, people in the end stages of the disease often report euphoria, relaxation and excitement.
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Congenital Analgesia

People with this disesase don’t feel any pain, though this can also be a drawback in addiiton to being a benefit.
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Hookworms

A case of hookworms often gets rid of a person’s allergies, though they have other negative side effects.
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Huntington’s Disease

People with this disease almost never get cancer, though experts aren’t sure exactly why.
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Mumps

Research shows that people who have had mumps are immune to developing ovarian cancer.
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Hemophilia

Women who are carriers of hemophilia have a dramatically reduced risk of developing heart disease.
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Sickle Cell Disease

This disease does not have a cure, but it does make people immune to malaria.
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Herpes

Having herpes enables the body to fight off the Plague, should it ever become an epidemic again.
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