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Silly of me to be wise after the event, but as soon as I read the title of the article, I just knew this was going to be about Scurvy. Much of the detail totally escapes me, and I can appreciate that the differential diagnosis was difficult to say the least. Especially when only common things are common. But there have been several other recent findings of Scurvy re-appearing, though I'm notable to cite the references. More worrying, perhaps, would be a case rabies, from an illegally imported infected dog, which is inevitable in the UK sooner or later. And smallpox having been eradicated almost 30 years ago, that disease is all but invisible, but must somehow remain a threat while there are rumoured to be secret stores of the virus in rogue states and elsewhere. All very well being ever vigilant, but how many doctors would be certain of what they are looking out for all the time is an interesting question that I'm not posing; a tall order.