Typhoid Mary

How could a seemingly healthy woman spread a potentially deadly disease? Typhoid or Typhoid fever fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal.If typhoid fever isn’t treated, it’s estimated that up to 1 in 5 people withContinue reading “Typhoid Mary”

The silent killer in WWII-An unexpected enemy.

Of all the enemies Allied soldiers confronted during World War II, malaria proved to be among the most stubborn. The mosquito-borne disease was a constant scourge for soldiers stationed in the Pacific and Mediterranean theaters. General MacArthur’s retreat to the malarial Philippine peninsula of Bataan in early 1942 led directly to his sickly army’s surrender to the Japanese aContinue reading “The silent killer in WWII-An unexpected enemy.”

Dancing Mania aka dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance

Dancing mania (also known as dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance and, historically, St. Vitus’s Dance) was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time. The mania affected men, women, and children who danced until theyContinue reading “Dancing Mania aka dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance”