Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Sweating Sickness in Tudor England

Read about another pandemic which ripped through Tudor England on my Medium site.

2 comments:

Hels said...

Oops I put the comment in the wrong place.

I am interested in reading that most medical historians think that the disease was probably a hantavirus caused by infected rodents. But if that were true, we should have heard about the outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in New Mexico in 1993. How many people were infected? And how widely did that virus spread?

Viola said...

'By the end of July, acute hantavirus infection was confirmed in 18 people in the Four Corners region; 14 of these patients died. An additional 28 people from the region were under investigation for hantavirus, 10 of whom died. The outbreak was sudden and continued for several months,' according to this article https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/emerging-diseases/news/print/infectious-disease-news/%7B2675d187-95e4-4a29-bdcf-97bfd29681bf%7D/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome-in-the-four-corners, Hels. Sorry for the delay in answering.

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