I'm rereading The Stand and came across a term I didn't understand. When Colonel Deitz is at the CDC (where they are holding Stu Redman for observation) giving his report on the findings of the disease, he states that people only go to the doctor for certain things, one of those things he lists is "a bad case of the dancing hives". What is/are dancing hives? I tried looking it up online, figured it could be a slang term for an STD or something, but couldn't find anything about it. So, I figured the best people to ask are Stephen King fans. ☺ Hopefully someone has some insight on this that they would be willing to share.