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Horrible Diseases With Positive Side Effects

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As gross as this cold sore looks, it's actually going to prevent the sufferer from catching the plague.
As gross as this cold sore looks, it's actually going to prevent the sufferer from catching the plague.

Every day, millions of people around the world are infected with terrible diseases that permanently change their lives, occasionally bringing them to a sudden end.

But sometimes those diseases carry amazing benefits.

For instance, syphilis can get you high and herpes will keep you from catching the bubonic plague.

Read the whole story at Cracked.com