As there was no explanation for this act, the authorities unable to provide any cure declared that the solution to this problem would be more dancing which ultimately led to the death of many due to exhaustion and strokes.
One of the theories is that the plague was caused by ergot fungus, a very poisonous organic version of LSD. Another theory is that this was due to the wrath of Saint Vitus.
Historian John Waller has also written books on this extraordinary story, where he seems to have solved the mystery behind it.
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