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Scurvy makes a surprise comeback in Australia

Now considered rare, the disease is reappearing due to poor dietary habits, especially a lack of vitamin C
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 05:50

Sydney

SCURVY, a disease historically associated with old-world sailors on long voyages, is making a surprise comeback in Australia with health officials on Tuesday revealing a spate of cases.

Caused by vitamin C deficiency, it used to be a common, and often fatal, curse among