During the Middle Ages, sick people wore a bell or a rattle with them. Which disease did they have?

smallpox
plague
tuberculosis
leprosy
Leprosy was in­cur­able, but people could live for long with the disease (unlike the cases of other epi­demic­s). Since leprosy was found in­fec­tious, leprosy stigma has been uni­ver­sal, and has been present in all parts of the world where leprosy was present. In Europe, the leper would carry a clapper and bell to warn of his ap­proach.

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smallpox
plague
tuberculosis
leprosy
answers
flagAustria
0%
18%
0%
81%
22
flagSpain
15%
6%
0%
78%
33
flagNorway
9%
12%
3%
74%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
17%
2%
67%
470
flagthe Netherlands
13%
15%
3%
67%
53
flagGermany
14%
15%
4%
65%
231
flagBelgium
0%
25%
10%
65%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
11%
6%
64%
76
flagItaly
10%
21%
2%
64%
37
flagPoland
14%
17%
3%
63%
16883
flagFrance
8%
24%
4%
62%
61
flagCzech Republic
27%
11%
0%
61%
18
flagUnknown
17%
20%
2%
59%
109
flagUkraine
16%
24%
8%
52%
25
flagthe United States
23%
20%
6%
48%
392
flagSweden
15%
31%
5%
47%
19
flagAustralia
29%
23%
5%
41%
17
flagRussia
33%
13%
6%
40%
15
flagCanada
20%
36%
3%
38%
55
flagIndia
48%
18%
5%
26%
75

Gender

men60%
women62%
smallpox
15%
16%
plague
20%
17%
tuberculosis
3%
3%
leprosy
60%
62%

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