[LMB] AKICOTL: sweating sickness
natali.vilic at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 18:31:58 GMT 2011
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:48 PM Elizabeth Holden wrote:
> --- On Wed, 1/12/11, Natali Vilic <natali.vilic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Which reminded me: The Tudors just started on our TV, and
> > we were last night watching the episode with the outburst of the
> > sweating sickness. I could not find any good explanation of what that
> > actually was, while briefly googling - is it determined yet, what
> > it?
> It crops up in the Dunnett novels, so we tried researching it. It's an
> unknown disease that appeared and then disappeared in the Tudor period.
> No one knows what it was.
Yup. Pat mentioned hantavirus, I read
that too, and I suppose that mice and rats
grew quite happily and abundantly in those
conditions, in towns as in the country.
Certain forms or the similar disease still
exist, but nowadays we can fight it more
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