Epidemics ravaged both native and nonnative populations of the new world destroying civilizations....[tags: Infectious disease, Malaria, Epidemiology] - “In fourteen ninety-two, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Though most likely unintentional, the byproduct that had the largest impact from this exchange between the old and new world was communicable diseases.
Europeans and other immigrants brought a host of diseases with them to America, which killed as much as ninety percent of the native population.
This widespread of transfer of ideas and goods is known as the Columbian exchange, a long term benefit of the Atlantic network where European reaped all the benefits (lecture)....
[tags: Europe, Christopher Columbus, Africa, Americas] - The Columbian Exchange was one of the most influential periods of time in American and world history.
He had three ships and left from Spain” (Columbus Poem).
On the cargo of those ships were domestic flora, fauna, diseases, ideas, technology, and people that were distributed throughout the new world and the old world during the first landing of Columbus.
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Columbus found some people that he named “Indians.” They colonies started to trade with each other, and by doing do, they started the Columbian Exchange.
Many countries were involved in this trade, including China, Africa and Italy.