Pandemics Recurring

Things had a habit of appearing and reappearing. For instance, there were three big waves of disease in the classical age:
1-in antiquity, when plagues are recorded in Rome and China in the 100s-300sAD,
2-in the 1300s with the bubonic plague
3-the 1500s and 1600s as Afro-Eurasian diseases invaded the Americas.
All seem due to the diseases of one region being transmitted to the people of another region who lacked immunity.


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