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Burning fevers? Check! Quarantining? Check! An alarming death toll from a mysterious illness amid widespread fear and confusion? Check and check!

Two haunting episodes of the classic show “Little House on the Prairie,” which ran between 1974 and 1983, chillingly foreshadow the current coronavirus crisis in the form of a typhus epidemic, a common occurrence in the mid- to late-19th century.

Fans of the series are freaking out over similarities between the storylines of episodes titled “Plague” and “Quarantine” and the grim reality of today’s coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed more than 60,000 lives in America.

In the episodes, Charles Ingalls, along with the town’s doctor and pastor, battle to contain the outbreak of typhus, and turn the local church into a makeshift hospital and morgue, as dozens die and a quarantine is ordered.

Mr. Olsen donates goods from his store, and when he is forced to close his store, he leaves items outside for people to pick up.  They finally discover that rats in a cornmeal warehouse were responsible for the deadly outbreak.

Several fans noted the irony on Twitter.

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