King Rat (gkr) wrote,
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Diseases

So history as I understood it was that Europeans and their descendants brought diseases to America with disastrous consequences for the aboriginal populations.

But what I always wondered was why the Europeans didn't catch American diseases for which they had no immunity, and spread them across Europe. It just didn't make sense to me that nothing of the sort was recorded.

According to Scientific American, it turns out that syphilis was originally an American disease.
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