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

Virgin Soil Epidemics

References

AD 1520โ€“62: โ€˜Virgin-soilโ€™ epidemics devastate Native populations. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/183.html

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 https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/disease-has-never-been-just-disease-native-americans/610852/

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 yearsย ago. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/how-the-modern-world-was-shaped-by-epidemics-500-years-ago-145905

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