Little House on the Prairie/episode: Quarantine

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Elle Emm wrote at 2011-03-28 01:16:02
I too would like to know what this disease was.  It can't have been Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, as that is a tick-borne disease and isn't contagious.  It would be nice to know what this disease really was supposed to be.  Something you can only get once.


aaa54brat wrote at 2011-08-31 00:48:03
According to Wikia, Mr Edwards wife and daughter died from small pox.  That was when he first joined the show.  He had turned into a drunk from the guilt of bringing it home, and Charles took him home with him to get him on the right track.


vw wrote at 2015-02-05 22:19:09
Doubtful Mountain Fever referred to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  RMSF is a tick-borne illness, and it would not have been spread as depicted in the show.


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I can, in 99% of the cases, answer anything about Little House On the Prairie or it`s cast members past or present, as well as the Little House books and the Ingalls real life genealogy.

The following members of the LHOTP cast are no longer with us, but their loss has been deeply felt by those who have and continue to enjoy their acting:

Karl Swenson B: 23 July 1908 D: 8 October 1978 (Lars Hanson)
Steve Tracey B: 3 October 1952 D: 27 November 1986 (Percival Dalton)
Victor French B: 4 December 1934 D: 15 June 1989 (Mr. Isaiah Edwards)
Michael Landon B: 31 October 1936 D: 1 July 1991 (Charles Ingalls)
Moses Gunn B: 2 October 1929 D: 16 December 1993 (Joe Kagan)
Dub Taylor B: 26 February 1905 D: 3 October 1995 (Houston)
Kevin Hagen B: 3 April 1928 D: 9 July 2005 (Dr. Hiram Baker)
Dabbs Greer B: 2 April 1917 D: 28 April 2007 (Rev. Robert Alden)
Merlin Oleson B: 15 September 1940 D: 11 March 2010 (Jonathan Garvey)

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