"The Sweat" in Tudor England
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Asked by: ltmickey-ga
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30 May 2006 10:44 PDT
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Question ID: 733699
I've been reading books about Tudor England, and they mention a disease that was known simply as "the sweat." Apparently this was the second-most feared disease in Tudor times, after the black plague. My question is, what was this disease? Is it something that still exists and that we now know by some other (modern) name? Here's what I know about the disease: --It was highly contagious. --It came on very suddenly and killed very quickly. It was said that an infected person could be "dancing at nine o'clock and dead by eleven." --It was, as the name suggets, characterized by a high fever and sweating. --It wasn't the plague, and it wasn't smallpox.
Re: "The Sweat" in Tudor England
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 30 May 2006 13:33 PDT
Thank you very much! It was my pleasure to help you. Best regards, Scriptor
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