A disease that killed lightning fast and then just disappeared


In the German edition of Die Welt on March 29, 2020, a note appeared that seemed amusing to me. I think that readers of VO will be interested in it too. I did not translate it verbatim, using it only as a basis.


During the Scarlet and White Rose War, England was suddenly swept by the Sudor Anglicus epidemic. She claimed the lives of predominantly strong men and killed faster than the plague. Guesses are still being built about this disease.

An unknown disease has entered history called "English sweat." English because the five waves of the epidemic always originated on the island. Sweat because foul-smelling fumes were one of the characteristic symptoms.

The "English sweat" was most likely of non-English origin and came to England with the Tudor dynasty. In August 1485, Heinrich Tudor, who lived in Brittany, Earl of Richmond, landed in Wales, defeated the Battle of Bosworth, Richard III, entered London and became King Henry VII.

A disease that killed lightning fast and then just disappeared

Henry VII

Behind his army, consisting mainly of French and Breton mercenaries, the disease was on the heels. In the two weeks between the landing of Henry (August 7) ​​and the battle of Bosworth (August 22), she had already managed to manifest. In London, several thousand people died from it in a month (September – October). Among the victims of the first outbreak in 1485 were two Lord Mayors of London, six aldermen and three sheriffs. Then the epidemic subsided. The people took it as a bad omen for Henry VII:

"... he was destined to rule in agony, a sign of this was a sweating illness at the beginning of his reign."

The famous physician John Keyes (Latinizing his last name Keys as Caius - Guy) as a witness described it in a special book: “A Boke or Counseill Against the Disease Commonly Called the Sweate, or Sweatyng Sicknesse”. According to him, only a few hours later the “cold stage” with chills, dizziness, headaches and joint pain was followed by the “hot stage”, which was characterized by severe thirst, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, confusion and secretion of foul-smelling drops of sweat the size of millet, covering the whole body. Some of the nose was bleeding until they passed out, some had such a runny nose that they almost lost their hearing ...

From the memoirs of contemporaries:
“The disease began with severe chills, dizziness and headache, as well as severe pain in the neck, shoulders and limbs. After three hours of this stage, fever and intense sweat, thirst, increased heart rate, delirium, pain in the heart began. There were no rashes on the skin. A characteristic sign of the disease was severe drowsiness, often preceding the onset of death after an exhausting sweat: it was believed that if a person was allowed to fall asleep, he would no longer wake up.

Once having suffered from sweating fever, a person did not develop immunity and could die from the next attack.

Contemporaries quickly realized that this was not a “black death”, a plague (which we know today transmitted by the bacterium Yersinia pestis), but a new “strange disease”.

It was horrifying to people that English sweat claimed the lives of predominantly strong young men. The privileged living conditions of the upper class did not save from infection.

In 1492, the disease came to Ireland.

In 1507 and 1517, the disease flared up again throughout the country: half of the population died at university Oxford and Cambridge. Around the same time, English sweat penetrated the continent, in Calais (then English possession) and Antwerp, but so far these were only local outbreaks.


Henry VIII

In May 1528, the disease appeared in London for the fourth time and was rampant throughout the country. Many representatives of the nobility, above all Henry VIII, fled to rural areas. But even there, many became victims of the epidemic. The king managed to avoid the disease, but his wife Anna Boleyn was among the most famous people infected with the disease. Although she recovered, this did not save her from the scaffold, where her husband sent in 1536.


Ann Bolein

This time the disease seriously spread to the continent, first appearing in Hamburg, then south, reaching Switzerland, through the Holy Roman Empire to the east, to Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Grand Duchy of Moscow (Novgorod), to the north - to Norway and Sweden Usually everywhere an epidemic lasted no more than two weeks. France and Italy remained unaffected by it. By the end of the year, she disappeared everywhere except in the east of Switzerland, where she stayed until the next year.


Against the fact that it was poisoning with infected cereals, ergot, says the epidemic course of the disease. The report that during the European pandemic in 1527-1529, bird death was observed suggests that this was an aggressive form of bird flu. The fact that the victims of the disease were mainly young, strong men recalls the “Spanish woman”, whose victims from 1918 to 1920 were millions of people.

In contrast to the idea of ​​an influenza epidemic, a version of an infection caused by hantaviruses has recently been proposed. They are carried through the excrement of rodents and can cause fever, headaches and joint pain, as well as problems with the stomach, intestines and kidneys. The incubation period is similar to the incubation period of "English sweat".

“Although a man allegedly died of a hantavirus in China a few days ago, these viruses are considered to be significantly less infectious than the flu viruses. But it’s also possible that at one time they committed atrocities in their particularly aggressive form, ”

- notes the publication.

To the surprise and joy of contemporaries, the "English sweat" simply disappeared in the second half of the 150th century. Instead, XNUMX years later, a disease suddenly appeared in France, bearing a certain resemblance to it and called the "Picardy sweat."

However, this disease was less likely to be fatal. About 200 regional outbreaks of the disease were recorded, and at the beginning of the XNUMXth century it also disappeared.

“Did the pathogen mutate, did people develop immunity after several generations, or did changes in external conditions help both diseases to leave Europe? This also applies to the plague that disappeared on the continent after its last major outbreak in 1720-1722 in Marseille, to hide in Asia and Africa. "

“Maybe,” writes Die Welt in conclusion, “and Sars-CoV-2 will show us a favor and disappear as easily as it appeared.”

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  1. Tatyana April 1 2020 06: 35 New
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    “Maybe,” writes Die Welt in conclusion, “and Sars-CoV-2 will show us a favor and disappear as easily as it appeared.”

    No! Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus itself will not disappear, but will sit in ambush if measures are not taken to develop a vaccine and mass vaccination.
    It can disappear naturally only when the majority of mankind develops immunity to it. And it will take a very long period of time - YEARS, not months!
    1. mat-vey April 1 2020 06: 44 New
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      Quote: Tatiana
      And it will take a very long period of time - YEARS, not months!

      It seems who thought (I don’t remember where I came across) - about 20 years.
      1. knn54 April 1 2020 10: 11 New
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        No less mysterious is the Athenian pestilence or the "plague of Thucydides." In 431 BC e. the Peloponnesian war broke out. Sparta could have lost if it had not been for the epidemic of a strange disease that suddenly appeared in Athens and destroyed within one year about a third of its population ...
        As for the coronavirus. The body either does not produce antibodies. Or there are not enough of them. Or a short shelf life. Worse if he just does not have time to respond to a mutation of the infection.
        For example, dezintiriya. The patient's body develops immunity to a particular wand. Fortunately, there are only two or three of them.
        1. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 14: 01 New
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          Immunity to shigella (causative agents of dysentery) is very short-lived and low-quality
    2. Pessimist22 April 1 2020 06: 45 New
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      And why do not we have immunity to the flu?
      1. Tatyana April 1 2020 06: 49 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        And why do not we have immunity to the flu?

        How is this no immunity, if every year the doctors vaccinate the population against flu ?!
        True, I am not vaccinated, but I have not had the flu for a long time either. Even acute respiratory infections do not happen to me every year.
        1. Ingvar 72 April 1 2020 07: 06 New
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          The flu vaccine does not protect against the disease, it only reduces the likelihood of complications. In addition, it works only from 2–4 influenza strains, and there are more than 200 of them. Last year, WHO admitted that its specialists made a mistake in the prognosis and that the flu strain was different and not the one from which they were vaccinated.
          In general, it seems that we are deliberately infected with different strains of the flu.
          1. Tatyana April 1 2020 08: 43 New
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            Quote: Ingvar 72
            The vaccine from flu does not protect against illness, she only reduces the likelihood of complications.

            A REDUCTION of the likelihood of complications is also a VARIETY of the manifestation of the development of the immune defense of the body from the virus of this disease. In other words, it is also PROTECTION.
            It's just that everyone has different health and immune capabilities. Namely.

            When vaccinating against a disease that causes a certain virus, a “dead virus" is introduced into the body to prevent this disease and our body produces antibodies so that in the future, if a "live virus" gets into our body, our immune system can resist this disease.
            And if vaccination removes the complications of a subsequent infectious disease, then this already means that after vaccination, the body's immune system has strengthened against this infectious virus.
            This is medical practice.
          2. astepanov April 1 2020 09: 27 New
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            Quote: Ingvar 72
            In general, it seems that we are deliberately infected with different strains of the flu.

            You may be infected. And with us, no.
            Fans of conspiracy theories will recall the worst epidemics of plague, typhoid, smallpox, cholera - who created them? In which clandestine medieval laboratories were manipulated with DNA? Let me also remind you that the world population in the Middle Ages was less than a billion, and mobility remained extremely low compared to the current one. However, epidemics were commonplace. It is amazing how powerful modern medicine holds back infection in the most difficult conditions. To fool around and howl about some kind of conspiracy is the height of ingratitude.
            1. Ingvar 72 April 1 2020 10: 23 New
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              Quote: astepanov

              You may be infected. And with us - no

              Where do you have it? Here you are referring to history, but then you should know that there have been many cases in history when the diseases you mentioned were used as biological weapons.
              In addition, why do you exclude the possibility of deliberately spreading the disease, because it is globally very beneficial for certain structures. Weapon manufacturers have been caught more than once on the rousing of wars. Do you think pharmaceutical concerns are different?
              Last year, there was a boom in Tolyatti with similar symptoms, everyone was given ARVI in hospitals. This year I had ARVI 4 times, with different symptoms, it never happened.
              1. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 14: 09 New
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                Dear Ingvar, “with you” is in your model of the world. According to no less respected astepanov, it is somewhat different from the existing one. And you know, I agree with him
                1. Ingvar 72 April 1 2020 14: 22 New
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                  Quote: Oleg Zorin
                  it is somewhat different from the existing one

                  The reality you see can be completely different than the real one. I do not say anything, unlike you, but if a deliberate infection with the flu can be beneficial to anyone (and it is beneficial), then I would not begin to exclude that the beneficiary would take such a step. hi
          3. Pavel57 April 6 2020 20: 36 New
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            No one really knows which stewed fruit is injected with serum under the conditions of a desire to reduce the world's population.
      2. aybolyt678 April 1 2020 07: 47 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        And why do not we have immunity to the flu?

        flu constantly mutates
      3. Maki Avellevich April 1 2020 10: 06 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        And why do not we have immunity to the flu?

        viruses mutate very quickly. a new variation of the virus is usually ready for the new season.
      4. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 14: 04 New
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        Because the virus is volatile. The genome is changing. Every year the virus is different from last year.
    3. raw174 April 1 2020 06: 49 New
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      Quote: Tatiana
      No! Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus itself will not disappear,

      It will disappear as soon as the world economic and political processes for which everything has been started are over.
      1. Ingvar 72 April 1 2020 07: 01 New
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        But few people understand this, against the background of a swollen idyll.
      2. tihonmarine April 1 2020 09: 02 New
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        Quote: raw174
        It will disappear as soon as the world economic and political processes for which everything has been started are over.

        But if these processes end, then very soon. But rather in the next century.
      3. qQQQ April 1 2020 09: 20 New
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        Quote: raw174
        It will disappear as soon as the world economic and political processes for which everything has been started are over.

        Against the backdrop of universal hysteria, probably the first sane reasoning.
    4. Far East April 1 2020 07: 23 New
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      from where such knowledge! an experience? or........! NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING!
    5. aybolyt678 April 1 2020 08: 10 New
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      Quote: Tatiana
      And it will take a very long period of time - YEARS, not months!

      and also mountains of corpses, clouds of spears .... do not believe .. the main factor in Italy, America is insurance. In the event of the death of a person allegedly from a coronavirus, very many receive substantial payments. And the existing diagnostic test system gives 11% false positive reactions.
    6. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 13: 54 New
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      Immunity matters only if the k-virus does not detect variability, like the flu virus. A vaccine for the entire population of the Earth to make in a year unrealistic.
      1. RVAPatriot April 7 2020 22: 55 New
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        Already there are mutations like the flu, who released it by accident (maybe) did not even think about the consequences .... Let me remind you, all the diseases in the world are complex, they were invented by us ... The same speed ...
    7. RVAPatriot April 7 2020 22: 41 New
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      Are you an expert ??? or Wang ??? It's disgusting from you already, minus
      1. RVAPatriot April 7 2020 22: 50 New
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        Someone else minus, except that the right one said ????
  2. Free wind April 1 2020 06: 45 New
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    For the first time I read about this sore. Although about this unhappy Boleyn, I never read that she was hiding from the disease, although this did not help her much, her husband solved the problem radically. The Chinese, with their omnivorous nature, will destroy humanity. A Chinese man grunted from the hantavirus, he got drunk of rat secretions, once transferred with the secretions of rodents. Either bats, then snakes, then monkeys, now also rat excreta. So they can’t be launched at all, otherwise rural latrines are acupuncted and will sit there and eat everything. laughing
    1. Nikolaevich I April 1 2020 08: 15 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      The Chinese there grunted from the hantavirus, he got rat secretions

      But indeed, an "interesting movie" is obtained! In my opinion, all the "world diseases of the 21st century" came from China ... except, perhaps, "Ebola"!
      1. astepanov April 1 2020 09: 54 New
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        In my opinion, all the "world diseases of the 21st century" came from China ... except, perhaps, "Ebola"!

        This is just your way. HIV came from the USA. Losses from it exceed 30 million people since 2001. What other "all world diseases" will you name?
        1. Nikolaevich I April 1 2020 10: 18 New
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          Quote: astepanov
          This is just your way. HIV came from the USA. Losses from it exceed 30 million people since 2001. What other "all world diseases" will you name?

          Do not understand the reasons for your "excitement"?!?! Which microbe bit you? request
        2. Nikolaevich I April 1 2020 15: 26 New
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          Quote: astepanov
          This is just your way. HIV came from the USA

          From USA? Okay .....: Some scientists believe that the HIV virus was transmitted from monkeys to humans around 1926. Recent studies show that humans have acquired this virus in West Africa. Until the 1930s, the virus did not manifest itself. In 1959, a man died in the Congo. Recent studies by doctors who analyzed his medical history showed that perhaps this was the first recorded death of AIDS in the world. In 1969, in the United States among prostitutes, the first cases of the disease occurring with AIDS symptoms were recorded.
        3. RVAPatriot April 7 2020 22: 59 New
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          I agree, after September 11 (terrorism around the world appeared (igil, etc.)), the gigemon needs to show everything .... What else to say ????
      2. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 14: 36 New
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        MERS from the Middle East, swine flu from Mexico and the USA ... not everything is so simple in this world ...
        1. Nikolaevich I April 1 2020 15: 17 New
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          Quote: Oleg Zorin
          MERS from the Middle East, swine flu from Mexico and the USA ... not everything is so simple in this world ...

          Well .... swine flu appeared for the first time in Mexico ("Mexican"), MERS is of Middle Eastern origin ... But let's look at other epidemics (pandemics) ... Beginning of the 21st century: The beginning of the century was remembered SARS. From November 2002 to July 2003, 774 people were killed, and there were 8096 cases in total. According to the assumptions, the source isIndochina (China)... then in Asia outbreak occurred bird flu caused by the H5N1 virus, which has infected poultry. The virus spread among different animals and was transmitted to humans. From 2003 to 2009, 262 people died in 16 countries of the world from this ailment.
          In the last century, pandemics occurred every few decades.
          In 1957-1958, and then in 1968, two waves swept across the world "Asian" flu, killing one to four million lives. But the most fatal epidemic was in 1918-1919.
          Spanish flu or Spanish fluspawned influenza virus type A / H1N1. Moreover, he was not from Spain at all - it was just in this country that the first victims were reported. It is believed that the virus appeared in Indochina (China?)from where he got to the USA, and there an epidemic has already begun in Kansas. Together with soldiers and workers during the First World War, the infection migrated to Europe.
    2. tihonmarine April 1 2020 09: 08 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      The Chinese, with their omnivorous nature, will destroy humanity. A Chinese man who grunted from the hantavirus, he got drunk of rat secretions, once transferred with the secretions of rodents

      So think about it, or this is the oldest civilization, to eat everything without falling, or at that time there was such hunger that they still will not get drunk.
      1. Nikolaevich I April 3 2020 03: 08 New
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        Quote: tihonmarine
        or at that time there was such hunger that they still would not get drunk.

        Without looking at Wikipedia ... from memory ... There was a long period of continuous wars in China (it seems to be like ours ...: a period of "decentralized" China ... several states ... wars for "centralization" ...). By wars, they ruined the country so much that there was nothing to eat! It was then that they began to eat the "little man"! The army is on a campaign; and after him, the "food" is driven ... prisoners of war from the enemy troops ... "civilians" captured "on the" enemy "territory ... Before the battle, the commanders" belly-fed "their army with a" little man ... " The soldiers "are so used to such a" meat "that even after the end of the wars, when the markets were already" littered "with ordinary" food, the little man in the markets was more expensive than pork ...
    3. A. Privalov April 1 2020 10: 33 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      Although about this unhappy Boleyn, I never read that she was hiding from the disease, although this did not help her much, her husband solved the problem radically.

      Anna was ill but recovered. It was another matter. Henry VIII simply got rid of her for the sake of his mistress - maid of honor Jane Seymour. Under torture, a couple of people gave the necessary evidence, Anna was accused of witchcraft and high treason, and then their head was cut off.
  3. Almaty1982 April 1 2020 06: 53 New
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    Mankind was already hurt then, these nutcrackers weren’t cut ... Attila was right, but he didn’t bring it to the end, and here’s the result ... Corona virus ...
    Mr. Putin, I believe in you ... The only sound way out is a preventive missile strike at decision centers
    1. Jager April 3 2020 11: 50 New
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      Check for coronavirus, you have delirium.
  4. rotmistr60 April 1 2020 07: 12 New
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    Sars-CoV-2 will show us courtesy and disappear as easy as it appeared
    And in the first place, of course, will the "courtesy" of the Germans? It is strange (or rather understandable) that Die Welt just now remembered this disease, and against the background of some German media that directly shout about the lack of medical staff in Germany and the difficulties in fighting the pandemic.
  5. parusnik April 1 2020 07: 24 New
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    Viruses cleansed humanity more than once, now another stripping. smile
    1. Aleksandr21 April 1 2020 07: 45 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      Viruses cleansed humanity more than once, now another stripping. smile


      It is noteworthy that 2020 is the year of the Rat :) and Rats are known to transmit various diseases: plague, fever, etc. so it may be true that the cycle repeats over and over again.
      1. parusnik April 1 2020 08: 02 New
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        "Have mercy, man is the king of nature, a higher being, he gazes at them (mosquitoes) - and they don’t care about him" (c) (Turgenev. The day before).
        1. Nikolai Korovin April 1 2020 18: 52 New
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          How is this no, sir? "Ah mosquitoes, mosquitoes, drink, drink my blood." Not deeply enough, Mr. Turgenev delved into the food chains. Like, man is the peak. All food chains converge to it. Nothing like that - a mosquito!
          1. mat-vey April 2 2020 05: 23 New
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            Quote: Nikolai Korovin
            Nothing like that - a mosquito!

            Or worms - parasites often lead all kinds of chains.
      2. Maki Avellevich April 1 2020 10: 11 New
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        Quote: Aleksandr21
        It is noteworthy that 2020 is the year of the Rat :) and Rats are known to transmit various diseases:

        You can continue the chain.
        Rats - begins on K. ma K the crown also begins. The crown is worn on the head, and with Coronazirus, the head hurts.
        I can spit so much more. let's without hoaxes and Gimatriy.
        1. Aleksandr21 April 1 2020 11: 02 New
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          Quote: Maki Avellevich

          You can continue the chain.
          Rats - begins on K. ma K the crown also begins. The crown is worn on the head, and with Coronazirus, the head hurts.
          I can spit so much more. let's without hoaxes and Gimatriy.


          No, here you are already going to extremes. I just noticed the peculiarity that the year 2020 of the rat and so it all coincided, although the main idea was right at the end of the comment about the cyclical, there is an opinion that the story is cyclical and the events repeat, albeit not 100% but nonetheless ... and regarding the topic viruses, throughout the history of mankind at different periods some kind of pandemic appears, and it is quite possible that now the next time has come, and after 20-40 years something else will appear and so on.
    2. Oleg Zorin April 1 2020 14: 38 New
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      The laws of nature cannot be deceived. From her point of view, the elderly and painful is the ballast from which we must free ourselves. So she is freed.
      1. NordUral April 1 2020 15: 56 New
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        A smart pensioner will agree with Nature.
        1. Nikolai Korovin April 1 2020 18: 53 New
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          Yes, if he gets to nature from Moscow.
          1. NordUral April 1 2020 19: 05 New
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            I am St. Petersburg, Nikolai. And it doesn’t matter who comes from. Everything can be solved with Nature, but with these that rule in the country is a big question.
      2. Alf
        Alf April 1 2020 22: 57 New
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        Quote: Oleg Zorin
        From her point of view, the elderly .... this is the ballast from which we must free ourselves.

        So says our Ministry of Finance. And the guarantor, waved the increase.
      3. mat-vey April 2 2020 05: 28 New
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        Quote: Oleg Zorin
        The laws of nature cannot be deceived. From her point of view, the elderly and painful is the ballast from which we must free ourselves. So she is freed.

        We have a seemingly socially oriented, highly humanistic society .... If you believe the TV (though it has been sooooo long ago, it may have changed)))) and the Constitution.
  6. Gene84 April 1 2020 07: 25 New
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    There are two views on the causes of the appearance of "English sweat."
    According to the first hypothesis, it was relapsing fever. The spread of the disease was facilitated by lice and ticks, as well as the disease progressed due to dirt and unsanitary conditions. According to the second version, the disease is associated with hantavirus, which causes hemorrhagic fevers and pulmonary syndrome, which is close to the "English sweat", rodents are the drivers of the disease. I think that the reason for the appearance of "English sweat" is associated with all two hypotheses. The question of why and how the disease disappeared, receded, remains unsolved and open to this day.
    1. mat-vey April 1 2020 07: 48 New
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      Quote: Gene84
      The question of why and how the disease disappeared, receded, remains unsolved and open to this day.

      Those survived who learned to wash their hands)) - a joke ... bambarbia kirgudu.
      1. tihonmarine April 1 2020 09: 14 New
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        Quote: mat-vey
        Those survived who learned how to wash their hands

        Not a joke. Those who had baths and washing cultures had fewer diseases. Anglo-Saxons were the dirtiest of Western society.
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          Alf April 1 2020 23: 04 New
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          Quote: tihonmarine
          Anglo-Saxons were the dirtiest of Western society.

          "Darling, do not wash, I will come in three weeks — the English duke wrote to his mistress."
          The Queen of Spain, Isabella of Castile (end of the 2th century), admitted that she only washed XNUMX times in her life - at birth and on the wedding day. The daughter of one of the French kings died from lice. Pope Clement V dies from dysentery, and Pope Clement VII painfully dies from scabies (like King Philip II). The Duke of Norfolk refused to wash himself out of religious conviction. His body was covered with ulcers. Then the servants waited for his lordship to get drunk dead and barely laundered.

          The Russian ambassadors at the court of Louis XIV wrote that their majesty "stinks like a wild beast." The Russians themselves throughout Europe were considered perverts because they went to the bathhouse once a month - ugly often. If in the 2thth centuries wealthy citizens washed themselves at least once every six months, in the XNUMXthth centuries they generally stopped taking a bath. True, sometimes I had to use it - but only for medicinal purposes. They carefully prepared for the procedure and put an enema on the eve. The French king Louis XIV washed only XNUMX times in his life - and then on the advice of doctors. The washing made the monarch so terrified that he rushed to ever take water procedures.
          1. Moon April 2 2020 12: 22 New
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            Quote: Alf
            Russian ambassadors at the court of Louis XIV wrote that their majesty “stinks like a wild beast”

            it's not that they asked for a loan of 2 million livres?
            Louis 14 had a great swim, often went to the river (it was he who introduced the royal baths as if by etiquette), he loved water and fountains!
            And he often changed shirts, clothes and wigs (before the nymphs festival in Versailles, the rejection of wigs was fashionable)
            That is, a person who deliberately loved the magnificence of water (just remember how much entertainment he came up with for a yard in the water — including mini ships and battles on them, a palace on the island, etc.)
            many myths about him - fear of water for a strong man and half of the life of the yard on river fun - refute this myth
            As for dirty Europe and pure Russia, the old propaganda stamp.
            It was the same. Europe had a Roman heritage (therms) and Russia borrowed baths.
            Europe brought Turkish baths for the people after the Crusades.
            In general, in Luthercia (Paris) there were baths. Then, in Paris, there were Turkish baths. And only because of corrupt women their number was reduced. But barbers and barbers thrived there.
            In general, this myth was analyzed in detail.
            The situation is the same, and Europe and Russia were the same in this regard.
            And by the way, no less stinking from the boyars, especially garlic and vodka! What traders and ambassadors wrote about ... Maybe the smell of perspiration beat off the smell of garlic?
            But the king changed his linen so often that one can suspect him of a smell only in individual cases. And even in dental (his teeth were destroyed)
            He played out with food and with teeth to the extreme. Who cares can read on the Internet.
            1. Jager April 3 2020 11: 55 New
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              There was no vodka at that time.
      2. Nikolai Korovin April 1 2020 18: 53 New
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        Incidentally, it is possible.
  7. Cowbra April 1 2020 07: 51 New
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    Hmm, I heard about the English sweat, but thought it was the old name of a thread of malaria))) To the author of the phoenix)
    PiSi: and in this portrait of Henry the Eighth, it was always pinned that he himself couldn’t. Look at your hands - it won’t reach lol
  8. Moon April 1 2020 08: 06 New
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    The epidemic and methods of dealing with it are shown in the Tudors Series.
    The disease is really strange, and the level of development of medicine is weak.
    Religion, even on self-hypnosis, does not help.
    Mortality of then-people is up to 95/100%
    the disease first appeared in England in 1486. Then the epidemic lasted five weeks, mowing down a huge number of people. During the XV-XVI centuries, the disease was repeated five times. In 1507, she visited London, and in 1518 all of England and the port of Calais in France suffered.
    Judging by the fact that the last epidemic occurred in 1551, it turned out to be weaker than the others and did not leave England, either humanity developed immunity or the disease itself turned into a less aggressive form ..
    Can you imagine a disease with a lethality of 2-3 hours? And the English sweating fever was just that
    And this disease claimed the lives of young, not old!
    The disease began immediately with a high fever, pain in the head and joints, heart palpitations. Sometimes cramps were observed. It became unpleasant for people around to be near the patient because of the stench. At first, a bad smell came from the mouth, and then the whole body was covered with a foul smelling substance. Patients were put to sleep, and often, falling asleep, they died. Most deaths occurred in the first 24 hours - if the infected remained alive on the second day, then, as a rule, he recovered. Timely treatment also played a role, which consisted in keeping the patient warm and taking “heart remedies”. It is noteworthy that “sweating fever” did not affect children and the elderly. Only middle-aged people fell ill. Immunity to infection has not been developed. Few survivors could fall ill again.
    Modern scientists unambiguously attribute sudor anglicus to infectious diseases. Her pathogen has not been reliably identified to this day. According to one of the assumptions, it was a type of relapsing fever - ticks and lice carry it. According to another version, the "English sweat" was caused by anthrax. Researchers Paul Hayman, Leopold Simons and Kristel Cochzez believe that the epidemics were caused by an unknown type of hantavirus. From hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, cases of which have been observed on the American continent since the 1990s, half of those who die, mainly in the first 48 hours, die.
    In Novgorod and its environs, about 300 thousand people died then. “It seemed that the whole inside turned into a liquid, draining all the parts and draining all the forces of the afflicted,” the Russian doctor Ivan Vienna described the unknown illness, “produced ... excellent suddenness of the pulse, fainting, nausea, a strong heartbeat, longing, cooled out of the outer parts bodies, violent convulsive movements, mourning and paralysis ... This infection was ... almost deadly. "
    There were several mysterious diseases in the history of mankind.
    English sweat is one of them.
    1. Cowbra April 1 2020 12: 25 New
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      Quote: Σελήνη
      Can you imagine a disease with a lethality of 2-3 hours?

      Botulism. The toxin is scary ...
      1. Nikolai Korovin April 1 2020 19: 01 New
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        It happens different aggressiveness. Had such happiness - the diagnosis was registered on the sick leave. But well, I got under the dropper about an hour and a half after I noticed that I felt somehow dull. And five days - droppers, droppers ... Then let go. And I would have thought - well, something a little uneasy - to take 100 grams, and it would have passed - it would have been much worse. Do not eat stale foods.
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          There is so much to treat with "bedding" - a lot of things
          But not a neurotoxin
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            Well, then dohtur was wrong. But still I don’t think so. Symptoms, in general, as I later looked in the medical encyclopedia, corresponded to the description of the initial stage. Just ate a little and he didn’t have time to take a walk in this product properly. And they were dripping from the heart, but I don’t know what. A piece of 15 droppers is not exactly a “frizzy bed”. For several days I felt quite on the fly. And there can be different aggressiveness, and the body can react differently. At our company that year, in 1986, a cylinder of phosphine evaporated. It happens. Well, this is certainly not DDT (dichloro (diphenyl) trichloro (methyl) methane). (Of course, it didn’t work according to IUPAC, but the components seemed to have correctly named everything). The building was evacuated, no one went to work for three days. Well, and everything seems to be nothing. An - several obituaries appeared a few days later, not on the same day. Someone still breathed. So all this is also individual.
            1. Cowbra April 2 2020 20: 08 New
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              Have you pulled from abroad? Everything worked correctly. About the rest - you know exactly what, why? I also
              1. Nikolai Korovin April 3 2020 00: 37 New
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                Yes, I did not say that I know. I can’t even say that I think something about this. So, I think a little.
    2. Cowbra April 4 2020 08: 18 New
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      Can you imagine a disease with a lethality of 2-3 hours?

      And yes, more. If not infectious - then write for example all the options for anaphylactic shock. Well, what, the bee bit - Quincke's edema, there will be no two or three hours, it will squeeze the throat in 15-20 minutes, and there will be nothing further if they don’t have time to provide medical assistance during this time
  9. Ua3qhp April 1 2020 08: 27 New
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    Quote: Free Wind
    A Chinese man grunted from the hantavirus, he got drunk of rat secretions, once transferred with the secretions of rodents.

    Not necessary. Mice could run around the kitchen, especially if it was a private house. Here is their selection and could get into food. They are small, black faintly noticeable.
    Unsanitary conditions in general.
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      Hardly, I noticed mice a couple of times, and tried to crush them with a red caviar sandwich, it was useless, they slipped away ......... smile
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        It was necessary to crush sandwiches with black caviar.
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          I did not have time to smear .... alas
  10. 3x3zsave April 1 2020 09: 13 New
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    Good stuff, it would be in the "History" section ...
  11. Snail N9 April 1 2020 09: 34 New
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    In the "Middle Ages" there were several epidemics of "strange diseases", if you read the same Russian chronicles, then, almost every year, "come" or "sudden" "pestilence" are described, which are either called by the type of locality, country from they came or is called the "difference" of symptoms from previous "ulcers", or even written in the "unfamiliar pestilence." Of the exotic, we can mention the epidemic of “St. Witt's dance” - when for no reason people rolled their eyes and began to type “dance” - make strange movements called “dance”, and then fell and died. Most likely, the disease affected the brain and was possibly transferred to humans by “cow brain thinning” whose epidemic recently led to the complete destruction of cattle in the UK.
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    Yes, really .. how many such epidemics were there, how many more will be ... but it is necessary to live, and this must be done today ...
  13. Free wind April 1 2020 10: 22 New
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    We have shaitan, the virus frolics so not sickly, well, there are many where. Piles of monkeys hungry without tourists roam around China and melt. And if some Chinese, infected, let's say a monkey for a banana ...... So we can get another AIDS meter, which will be transmitted not only through the floors, but also from a sneeze? laughing
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    Although she recovered, this did not save her from the scaffold, where her husband sent in 1536.

    This is a vaccine!
    However, this king had it from all illnesses - this is still the type. It sometimes seems to me that Richard the Third (Brokeback) was simply slandered thoroughly and tastefully, with the involvement of the “creative intelligentsia” - our William, Shakespeare. Because there was no more pathological villain than Henry VIII on the English throne, although there were many "interesting" people there.
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      There there were no others on the thrones, the difference is only in the degree of pathology.
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    “Maybe,” writes Die Welt in conclusion, “and Sars-CoV-2 will show us a favor and disappear as easily as it appeared.”


    It may very well be, but it is also necessary to act ...
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    the article says in the new world ... Where is the infectious muck ??? (no need about China). Here they reap the benefits