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How smallpox devastated the Aztecs – and helped Spain conquer an American civilization 500 years ago

 

February 25, 2019



Recent outbreaks in the U.S. have drawn attention to the dangers of measles. The Democratic Republic of Congo is fighting a deadly outbreak of Ebola that has killed hundreds.

Epidemics are nothing new, of course. And some widespread infectious diseases have profoundly changed the course of human history.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-smallpox-devastated-the-aztecs-and-helped-spain-conquer-an-american-civilization-500-years-ago


 

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