When Covid-19 Swept Through a Country in the Mid-1970s
Dr. X writes of a peculiar disease that swept through his country inn the 1960s and 1970s and was prevalent in many geographical areas. At first it was only 50 patients. Then a few years later it was more than ten-thousand patients. Its symptoms would come and go. Just about the time there were enough patients to study, they would die or get well for unexplained reasons.
There were abdominal symptoms (pain, diarrhea).
It often caused a numbing effect in the lower limbs and crushing weakness in muscles.
Walking became difficult for many of its sufferers.
Loss of bladder control was another symptom.
Some had visual symptoms. Twitching eyes. Droopy eyelids.
But there were no signs of infection, no pathogenic bacteria or viruses detected in spinal fluid.
It was rare in children.
When death occurred, it would often be accompanied by brain symptoms.
Legs commonly swelled up on both sides. Calves were sore.
Blood pressure fell and subsequently the heart raced to maintain delivery of oxygenated blood.
The cause of the disease remained obscure for many years.
Those who suffered over a long term thought of suicide and some were in such despair they committed suicide.
Doctors noted it especially affected rich people who ate a lot of carbohydrates (rice, pasta, cereal, pasta).
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