It started with a single lady dancing solo for a number of days, earlier than ultimately an increasing number of individuals grew to become affected. Doctors proclaimed that the sickness was attributable to overheated blood, and advisable that the inflicted ought to proceed to shimmy and sway the fever away – musicians have been even referred to as in and a stage was arrange within the city centre to offer the ‘dancers’ extra room. Whereas the concept 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.