In the Middle Ages, people often contracted a fever that caused them to sweat profusely. The sweat sometimes turned into blood and thus gave rise to the name “sweating sickness.” In addition to sweating, many victims of this illness also had a strong, persistent headache.
The disease is named after its most famous victim: King Edward III of England who suffered from it in 1348-1350 AD. Since then, historians have noted numerous outbreaks of the disease throughout Europe’s history up until about 1800 AD—an especially long period for such an infectious disease as one might expect with no modern treatments available at that time! Whatever its cause or origin may be (and there are still those arguing for various theories), some believe that the “sickness” was actually spread by infected rats which carried diseases from place to place through their urine and droppings.
In more recent times however, a different explanation has been put forth—namely that AIDS is itself a form of viral infection transmitted through bodily fluids common among primates. Dr. Robert Hoggston—a virologist with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(CSIRO) made his case on behalf of this theory when he stated in 1991 during World AIDS Day “”There were monkeys living around human habitations; therefore they must have shared body fluids.”” He later went further stating “”…the only way you could get so many people together who aren’t infected would be if you could either give