And in fact, we are even further from the truth. The sweating sickness was not a disease of humans but an animal disease carried by fleas on rats which were bitten by infected human beings who then spread the infection to other people. This historical event is rightly remembered as one of the most important medical discoveries in history, because it led to large scale preventative measures against future outbreaks of this dread malady.
There are no reports that any individuals died from Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infection recorded prior to 1618. Even if there had been earlier cases involving these diseases before then, they would have remained undiscovered due to their very low prevalence and therefore would have gone unnoticed or attributed to causes other than malaria parasite infection given its rarity both historically and at present . And while the connection between rat fleas and rat-borne diseases has long been known, it took many years for anyone decide upon an appropriate treatment – finally arriving with Jean Louis Armand de Quatrefages’ discovery of arsenic sulfarsanicide 29 years later in 1875 . So let us put all this together: There were no deaths caused by Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infections prior to its rediscovery nearly two centuries after it first appeared; there were no documented instances where Parelaphostrongylus tenuis infections could be directly linked with any person dying; George III did not die from malaria parasites (in fact he suffered