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Somehow, SCURVY Has Made a Comeback in the US


Scurvy is an ancient disease strangely making its rounds again after the last 100 years saw an eradication of it, or so we thought.

Early symptoms include:


Joint pain



Muscle pain

But can later progress to:

Swollen, bleeding gums

Tooth loss

Appetite loss

Muscle weakness

Red rash or red spots on skin


Failure to thrive

Severe bruising

Damaged, coiled hair

Possible drop in body weight

Bleeding into joints and muscles

Stunted growth and bone deformity in children

Death from complications of internal hemorrhaging

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