What was the bloody flux in medieval times?
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Likewise, what was the pox in medieval times?
Two other diseases, smallpox and measles caused a great deal of suffering. The number of people dying from measles and smallpox gradually declined during the Middle Ages. People developed an immunity to these infections and by the 14th century, it was mainly children who died from measles and smallpox.
Secondly, what is dysentery in the 1500's? Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine characterized by the frequent passage of feces with blood and mucus. Like cholera, dysentery is spread by fecal contamination of food and water, usually in impoverished areas with poor sanitation.
Also question is, what is a flux of blood?
Medical Definition of bloody flux 1 : diarrhea in which blood is mixed with the intestinal discharge. 2 : swine dysentery.
What diseases were in the medieval times?
Common diseases were dysentery, malaria, diphtheria, flu, typhoid, smallpox and leprosy. Most of these are now rare in Britain, but some diseases, like cancer and heart disease, are more common in modern times than they were in the Middle Ages.