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Dacia Charlesworth

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Department of Communication

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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


In the 18th century, the symptoms of tuberculosis included red, swollen eyes, light sensitivity, gray, pale skin and coughing up blood. People who showed these symptoms during this time were considered “vampires,” due to the sensationalized storytelling of Eastern European gypsies.

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