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Do people still get scurvy today?

Whitney Matthews

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Whitney Matthews on October 1, 2018

Yes they do, especially in the poor diets in developing countries. But there are treatments to heal it now, as it is simply a lack of Vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and red cabbage. Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen in the body. In the 1400's, the scurvy caused many people to die. In the 1740s, the Iroquois received a treatment of the French to cure the scurvy. The disease results in weakness, loss of teeth, ulcers in the skin, jaundice, and disorders of the nervous system.

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