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Vampirism

vampirism

1. Belief in the existence of vampires.

2. The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.

3. The practice of extortion.

Origin: Cf. F. Vampirisme.


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Outline for TB powerpoint on Ecology and transmission

... BCG vaccine, antibiotic resistance). I seriously doubt that enough person believed in (or even knew anything about) vampires to mistake TB for vampirism. And remember that it was a disaese of the poor, then of the illiterates, so Bram Stoker wasn't exactly that well known. I'd like to know ...

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by canalon
Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:00 pm
 
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Outline for TB powerpoint on Ecology and transmission

... may occur due to persons with active TB coughing, sneezing, speaking, or spitting. During the Industrial Revolution, TB was often mistaken for vampirism. When a member of a family died from TB, the other members would become infected and lose their health slowly. The original vampire was believed ...

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by Inuyasha
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:38 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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