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Offline Kalafrana

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Re: Who had measles when?
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2011, 01:18:26 PM »
Bear in mind that typhoid was and remains a killer, and its incidence has only been reduced by immunisation. apparently, it wasn't all that uncommon in St Petersburg in the late 19th - early 20th century, because the water supply wasn't terribly hygienic.

Measles varies greatly in severity (I had it when I was three, but not all that badly). I wonder whether Nicholas's children had it badly in part because the relatively isolated lives they led meant that their immune systems weren't all that efficient.

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Re: Who had measles when?
« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2011, 05:42:03 PM »
I wonder whether Nicholas's children had it badly in part because the relatively isolated lives they led meant that their immune systems weren't all that efficient.

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Good point!