On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 23:05:42 -0000, Debra Grice <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I wasn't born in the danger slot but I have never had mumps, even when my > brother and best chum succumbed in 1972. Should I be afraid, very afraid, > or can I assume some sort of immunity? I had German measles twice, but that > probably means 0 in terms of mumps immunity, even if it is now the same jab. > Also I was wondering about TB - before antibiotics did people recover > spontaneously, or did the people thought to be threatened who didn't > actually die not really have consumption in the first place. I was reading > recently about consumption in the 18th C, that it was assumed to be a > congenital tendency, rather than contagious, so presumably no steps were > taken to quarantine the afflicted. > Debra > > -- According to that site that Claire found the other day ( http://www.lung.ca/tb/tbhistory/prevention/ ) at least in Canada they realised that you shouldn't cough over other people. As for mumps - I've had them - I seem to remember it was about 3 weeks after Chickenpox (the summer of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, so I missed all the parties at school) You don't want it just after another illness - though I guess at least I'm not a boy!
Emma -- ________________________________________ Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see http://home.it.net.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/girlsown For FAQs see http://www.club-web.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/girlsown/faq-0.htm