Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Break-Bone Fever

I ran across this new type of illness while reading a diary from 1862. I don't know if you're like me but this was a new term to me.

The illness is called Dengue Fever and it occurs in tropical and sub-tropical regions. We don't see a lot of it today, if any, because of our medical knowledge and treatment of limiting the mosquito population.

Here a link to read about this disease:
And from Wikipedia

The knowledge of the disease spreading by way of mosquitos was not known in 1862, the assumption was that the illness was an air born disease.

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