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Re: the sweating sickness

On Tue, 31 Jan 1995, Jeff Evarts wrote:

> This has to be scarlet fever, right?
> High fever + turns bright red?
> No idea what the actual name for this is.

Scarlet fever is a severe type of strep throat.  It's basically strep 
throat combined with a prolongued high fever, and a red rash that covers 
the body.  From personal experience, it is not a very pleasurable ailment.