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Worst disease outbreaks in history

Worst disease outbreaks in history, 11/2014. Smallpox (1492-1900): Smallpox is a deadly, airborne virus spread by inhalation or direct contact with bodily fluids. When Mexico’s Aztecs rebelled against the Spanish explorer Cortés, the Spaniards were forced to flee. But Cortés still triumphed; smallpox in fallen Spaniards’ bodies infected the Aztecs. …

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