Sweating sickness


Sweating sickness, also known as English sweating sickness or English sweat (Latin: sudor anglicus), was a mysterious and highly contagious disease that struck England, and later continental Europe, in a series of epidemics beginning in 1485. The last outbreak occurred in 1551, after which the disease apparently vanished. The onset of symptoms was dramatic and sudden, with death often occurring within hours. Although its cause remains unknown, it has been suggested that an unknown species of hantavirus was responsible for the outbreak.

Excessive sweating
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
28.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST
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