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[–] kjell 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

In memory of L.H. Larsen and wife Emilie's five children who died of diphtheria in 1903.

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[–] 11933184? 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Thanks for translation. Truly tragic.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

In 2015, 4,500 cases were officially reported worldwide, down from nearly 100,000 in 1980.[3] About a million cases a year are believed to have occurred before the 1980s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphtheria

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[–] casualgoat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Shit like this used to not affect me much. Then I became a parent.

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[–] Tsilent_Tsunami 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

At some point you'll send them out into the world to do whatever on their own. Make sure you've prepared them as best you can.

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[–] Cheesebooger 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Diphtheria (dif-THEER-e-uh) is a serious bacterial infection usually affecting the mucous membranes of your nose and throat. Diphtheria typically causes a sore throat, fever, swollen glands and weakness. But the hallmark sign is a sheet of thick, gray material covering the back of your throat, which can block your airway, causing you to struggle for breath.

Diphtheria is extremely rare in the United States and other developed countries, thanks to widespread vaccination against the disease.

Medications are available to treat diphtheria. However, in advanced stages, diphtheria can damage your heart, kidneys and nervous system. Even with treatment, diphtheria can be deadly — up to 3 percent of people who get diphtheria die of it. The rate is higher for children under 15.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diphtheria/symptoms-causes/syc-20351897

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[–] culofiesta 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Imagine little Holger at 13 watching his parents and sisters dying and knowing he's next. He had a whole day when his entire family were dead

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[–] steve0suprem0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

the near ancient cemetery in the town i grew up in also had a lot of toddler and younger graves.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

there is a children's section in mine, one day there were a bunch of 2nd birthday balloons and shit... fuck that

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[–] Mr_NoSkill 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ouch

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[–] Tsilent_Tsunami 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My grandpa was 5 that year.

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