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Chronicler
Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 7:50PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Afflictions such as styche and ipydyme have no modern equivalent. I am interested in writing my term paper on these diseases. Anyone know anything about them, why they died out and any other human diseases that have gone extinct ?
O.o
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 7:52PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
AIDS is a pretty big Pandemic
Haile Gebrselassie I
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 7:55PM - in reply to O.o Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

O.o wrote:

AIDS is a pretty big Pandemic


I think you mean HIV. But yes.
Kenenisa Bekele
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 7:56PM - in reply to Haile Gebrselassie I Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Haile Gebrselassie I wrote:


O.o wrote:

AIDS is a pretty big Pandemic


I think you mean HIV. But yes.


HIV is not a disease. But yes.
Haile Gebrselassie I
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 7:59PM - in reply to Kenenisa Bekele Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If not a disease, then what would you call it?
Mr. Obvious
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:03PM - in reply to Haile Gebrselassie I Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Haile Gebrselassie I wrote:

If not a disease, then what would you call it?


I would call it a virus.
Kenenisa Bekele
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:03PM - in reply to Haile Gebrselassie I Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Haile Gebrselassie I wrote:

If not a disease, then what would you call it?


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is the disease, HIV is the cause of the disease.
ouahw
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:09PM - in reply to Kenenisa Bekele Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
AIDS is also not only caused by HIV
Bad Wigins
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:11PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think either polio or smallpox was wiped out except for three vials being kept in a lab somewhere until they are released in a horrible accident.

Guinea worm disease is on the WHO's hit list for extermination. Horrible things, guinea worms. Live under your skin and then when they're about 20 feet long they burrow through and escape like Alien.
Bad Wigins
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:15PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The word "ipydyde" occurs only 4 times on the web according to google, including this thread, except now it's 5 times thanks to me.

How do you expect anyone here to know what ipydyme is when it's only appeared 6 times on the entire internet?
A few
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:35PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Leprosy, dropsy
Running on Empathy
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:38PM - in reply to A few Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Pneumonic plague made the bubonic plague seem like a mild head cold by comparison. God help us if that ever comes back.
me 2 smart
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 8:51PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's an interesting concept- a disease going extinct. Perhaps diseases such as styche and ipydyme actually evolved into more harmless pathogens and thus ceased to cause widespread disease and death? Such a disease might go undetected/unnoticed and mistakenly assumed to be extinct. A less fatal disease course would confer greater evolutionary advantage to the virus/pathogen by ensuring the survival of the host and thus greater replication of the pathogen.
cmon dude
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 9:16PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Witchcraft and sorcery are no longer in existance. They were thought to exist in medieval times. I don't know if they were condidered diseases or just afflictions, but they certainly were an issue to some people.
Clown Shoes
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 9:22PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Religion... Oh wait!


Chronicler wrote:

Afflictions such as styche and ipydyme have no modern equivalent. I am interested in writing my term paper on these diseases. Anyone know anything about them, why they died out and any other human diseases that have gone extinct ?
Chronicler
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 9:42PM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:

How do you expect anyone here to know what ipydyme is when it's only appeared 6 times on the entire internet?


A quality education, maybe?

Are you a product of the public school system?
The Stache
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 10:12PM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Smallpox has supposedly been wiped out except for the fee famed vials.
Polio is alive and well in India, Bangladesh, and some other third world countries. Polio has essentially been eliminated from the western world.
Bubonic plague can still be caught - right here in the USA mind you - from rats and squirrels. They can be found out in eastern Colorado and surrounding areas. Also, the bacteria that causes bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic plague. The bacteria can infect lymph nodes (or bubo/buboes in plural), the lungs, or the blood. Pneumonic and septicemic are far deadlier infections than bubonic, but it is still the same bacteria.
Nope Nope
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 11:28PM - in reply to cmon dude Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

cmon dude wrote:

Witchcraft and sorcery are no longer in existance. They were thought to exist in medieval times. I don't know if they were condidered diseases or just afflictions, but they certainly were an issue to some people.


I suppose you are just trolling but just in case - both witchcraft and sorcery are still in existence.
Bad Wigins
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 11:36PM - in reply to Chronicler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Chronicler wrote:


Bad Wigins wrote:

How do you expect anyone here to know what ipydyme is when it's only appeared 6 times on the entire internet?


A quality education, maybe?

Are you a product of the public school system?


then tell us, professor, what's ipydyme?
Chronicler
RE: Diseases that existed in medieval world but ceased to exist before the advent of the modern world 9/8/2012 11:46PM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:


Chronicler wrote:


Bad Wigins wrote:

How do you expect anyone here to know what ipydyme is when it's only appeared 6 times on the entire internet?


A quality education, maybe?

Are you a product of the public school system?


then tell us, professor, what's ipydyme?


My theory? An ancient version of the hantavirus- more virulent and fatal than the modern version-carried by mice and causing similar clinical symptoms (e.g., flu-like respiratory effects in conjunction with diarrhea).
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