It started with a single girl dancing solo for just a few days, earlier than finally increasingly individuals grew to become affected. Doctors proclaimed that the sickness was brought on by overheated blood, and really useful that the inflicted ought to proceed to shimmy and sway the fever away – musicians had been even referred to as in and a stage was arrange within the city centre to offer the ‘dancers’ extra room. Whereas the thought could seem humorous at first, most of them stored dancing until they fell unconscious, and a few died from exhaustion, coronary heart assault, or stroke.