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Re: [Precolumbian_Inscriptions] Disease Tracker Wants to Rewrite Mexican History --Epidemiology and the Black Legend

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  • mike white
    an interesting article rafael. the spaniards cannot be totally forgiven for many of their actions, but there could have been other causes for the great
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          an interesting article rafael.  the spaniards cannot be totally forgiven for many of their actions, but there could have been other causes for the great kill-off of natives.  most think of diseases carried by people causing epidemics, but its important to consider diseases brought by animals.  people never exposed to chickens, pigs, etc, could be brought low.  bird flu or swine flu could have struck long ago. 
         one of the favorite watering ports of the spaniards was contaminated, and still is.  modern sailors report terrible illness after filling water tanks there.  i forget the site, either in the canary or azore islands.  scientists should test the water there to see what disease it carries, and if could have caused epidemics in the americas.  it definitely took many lives of sailors. 
       
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