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  • Answer: mostly elderly people or achoholics get scurvy. Also people who live in not very developed countries such as Africa, can get scurvy because of all the famines there.
  • Answer: yes, there is a cure for Scurvy. All you have to do is eat stuff with vitamin C in it.
  • Answer: lack of vitamin c
  • Answer: Probably not. Scurvy is caused by lack of vitamin C, which you get from fruits and vegetables. The Vikings never stayed at sea for more than a couple of weeks.
  • Answer: yes,such as ricket, hepatitis, malaria, halitosis, and scabies
  • Answer: Scurvy was probably first found by Hippocrates, but is it unknown when. Hippocrates lived from 406-370 BC.
  • Answer: Consume vitamin C.
  • Answer: Yes. On the voyage on the Mayflower, food and water supplies became almost distinct. Eventually sickness began to spread over the ship. Some of the passengers and crew died on the way to the New World.
  • Answer: Scurvy is an anti-destructive disease which can kill anyone if not treated. Many deaths have occured in Africa. It also killed people in the United states, it is contageous!
  • Answer: Vitamin C. I.e, fruit, in particular citrus, tomato etc.also herbal remedies such as needles of arbor vitae tree.

  • Answer: hippocrates
  • Answer: Eat a diet that contains proper intake of all the food groups. Scurvy is usually caused by consuming large amounts of grain products over a long period of time. Scurvy is fairly rare. If you eat nothing but grain based foods without ingesting foods with protein and other essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, you end up disrupting your digestive functions and depriving your body of the essential needs for proper growth, health and physical development.
  • Answer: Scurvy is characterized by bleeding gums, loose teeth, changes inskin condition, broken blood vessels under the skin looking likelargs red spots. In later stages, fever, convulsions and death willoccur. It is caused by a lack of Vitamin C. It used to plagueancient mariners on long ocean voyages who would not have access tofresh cutrus fruits, which contain vitamin C.
  • Answer: take vitamin c
  • Answer: It doesnt spread, It is a deficiency disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C. you cant give someone else vitamin c :)

What do you eat when you have scurvy?

  • You need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, especially oranges!

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  • Answer: Not getting enough vitamin C
  • Answer: Scurvy is a disease caused by a Vitamin C deficiency. It was common among early sailing ship crews who did not have a source of Vitamin C in their diets during long voyages.

    Scurvy presents itself as swollen bleeding gums and the opening of previously healed wounds. It was a particular problem among sailors in the days of sailing ships as they had no fresh food for long periods of their voyages. The British discovered that consumption of citrus fruits - particularly limes - could prevent this disease. The Royal Navy began issuing sailors with a ration of limes, which led to the British in general being referred to as "limeys".


    James Lind (1716-1794) was the one who insisted that the British use lemons to combat the disease, but the Royal Navy did not heed his advice right away. When limes were first used, the disease did not have a name, nor did they know what caused it.
    Scurvy is a disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C in the human body.
  • Answer: By not eating fruit
  • Answer: You can get scurvy if you do not get enough vitamin C. This can be prevented by eating different citrus fruits or taking a daily multivitamin. In fact, the only creatures on earth that are capable of getting scurvy are humans and guinea pigs.
  • Answer: Vitamin C deficiency causes scurvy.
  • Answer: anyone who does not have enough vitamin c, you get it from not eating enough fruit mostly. That is why pirates got is so often, because they very rarely could obtain enough fruits while traveling because fruit goes bad so quick.
  • Answer: You need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, especially oranges!
  • Answer: Scurvy causes gums that are spongy, pots on the skin and bleeding from their mucous membrane(at the nostrils, mouth, lips, eyelids and ears). A person with scurvy also looks pale, is immobilized, can feel depressed, and in advanced cases causes loss of teeth and open wounds.
  • Answer: lack of Vitamin C
  • Answer: scurvy is a disease that is caused by lack of vitamin C
  • Answer: Well you would have weakening skin or loss of teeth
  • Answer: Scurvy is vitamin c deficiency. Ascorbic acid is important to the formation of collagen. Symptoms or characteristics of scurvy are gum bleeding, soreness or stiffness of the joints and lower extremities and also slow healing of wound.
  • Answer: Scurvy is caused by the lack of vitamin C.


  • Answer: If left untreated people can die from scurvy. However, treatments is as simple as giving vitamin c (ascorbic acid) thus death from scurvy is rare in developed nations.Who wrote the thingat the top? Scurvy KILLS YOU
  • Answer: A low vitamin deficiency or it is in guinea pigs