Diagnose that Disease! (A to Z)

Can you name the diseases* beginning with each letter of the alphabet?

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DescriptionDiseaseLetter
Fungal infection of the podiatric area, characterized by itching, scaling, cracking and rednessA
Rare disease causing extreme fatigue, often spread through poorly prepared foodB
Intestinal infection spread mostly by water contaminated with human fecesC
Mosquito-borne tropical viral disease usually marked by a high fever D
Serious, hemorrhagic fever with high death rate whose largest outbreak occurred from 2013 to 2016 in West AfricaE
Rapid, irregular contraction of muscle, most commonly of importance if occuring in the atria or ventricles of the heartF
Recurrent attacks of inflammatory arthritis accompanied by red, tender, hot, and swollen joints and severe painG
Sexually transmitted viral disease that destroys CD4+ T cells and leads to failure of the body's immune systemH
Extremely common viral disease which presents as a fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and fatigueI
East Asian and South East Asian viral disease which may lead to swelling of brain (2 words)J
Memory-disrupting brain disorder caused by vitamin B deficiencies due to long-term alcohol abuseK
Autoimmune disease which was the go to guess for Dr House's staff (but rarely the answer!)L
Acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cordM
DescriptionDiseaseLetter
AKA winter vomiting bug, caused by infection of food with feces or through person to person contactN
Joint disease that results from breakdown of cartilage and underlying boneO
Highly infectious viral disease widely vaccinated against that mainly affects young childrenP
Paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torsoQ
Viral disease usually marked by violent movements, uncontrolled excitement and fear of waterR
Deadly disease, aka variola, declared completely eradicated by the WHO in 2011S
Airborne respiratory disease that featured in Hamlet (Sort of...!)T
Sore on the skin or a mucous membrane such as the lining of the stomach or intestineU
Long term skin condition characterized by patches of pigment lossV
Mosquito-borne viral infection first discovered in Uganda but which has now spread worldwide; a 2012 epidemic killed 286 in Texas. (2 or 3 words)W
Skin condition marked by patches of dryness and usually accompanied by itching, cracking and scalingX
Acute viral disease which presents with fever and chills - vaccination required when traveling to infected countriesY
Infectious disease spread by mosquitoes, caused by a virus known to cause microcephalyZ
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  • *strictly speaking, one or two of these are conditions rather than diseases but a little bit of poetic license was taken for some letters!
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