Have you wondered about how past epidemics had managed to ravage through entire populations? Read this infographic to understand more!

Virgin Soil Epidemics


AD 1520–62: ‘Virgin-soil’ epidemics devastate Native populations. (n.d.) Retrieved from

Crosby, A. W. (1976). Virgin soil epidemics as a factor in the aboriginal depopulation in America. The William and Mary Quarterly: A Magazine of Early American History, 289-299.

Ostler, J. (2020). Disease has never been just disease for Native Americans. The Atlantic29. Retrieved from

Walker, R. S., Sattenspiel, L., & Hill, K. R. (2015). Mortality from contact-related epidemics among indigenous populations in Greater Amazonia. Scientific reports5(1), 1-9.

Ward, M. (2007, September 18). How the modern world was shaped by epidemics 500 years ago. Retrieved from

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