From when ships first began making long voyages, the technology able to be used was not very advanced.  Thus, the ships were crowded and food could not be kept fresh for long voyages.  Conditionswere unsanitary and personal hygiene, for the most part, disregarded. 

        In these conditions, diseases were able to thrive and therefore played a large role in sea life.  

        Though many different diseases were present at sea, the ones this website will focus on are Typhus, Scurvy, Syphilis, and recent incidences of E. Coli related illness on ships.

        The site will discuss the causes of each disease, their effects on the patient, and their relation to sea life.