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Infectious diseases have had some pretty major impacts on human history… and that’s putting it mildly. Here are 6 diseases that shaped human history

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Sources:

Plague
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140129-justinian-plague-black-death-bacteria-bubonic-pandemic/
http://jmvh.org/article/the-history-of-plague-part-1-the-three-great-pandemics/
https://www.ancient.eu/article/782/justinians-plague-541-542-ce/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22767313
http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/Factsheets/pdfs/plague.pdf
http://www.austincc.edu/microbio/2704l/pla.htm
http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2027479_2027486_2027547,00.html
https://www.history.com/topics/black-death

Smallpox
http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/disease-in-the-revolutionary-war/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-diseases/smallpox/
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/o/oldstone-viruses.html
http://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/variables/smallpox.html
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/faq/en/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/european-diseases-left-genetic-mark-native-americans

Syphilis
https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis-detailed.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/17/syphilis-sex-fear-borgias
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3109405/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/syphilis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351756
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/chemotherapy
https://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/83/8325/8325salvarsan.html
http://jmvh.org/article/syphilis-its-early-history-and-treatment-until-penicillin-and-the-debate-on-its-origins/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956094/
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1908/ehrlich-bio.html

Cholera
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/snowcricketarticle.html
https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2017/03/a-legacy-of-disease-detectives/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730273/

Yellow Fever
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/
http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/contagion/panamacanal.html
https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/history/panama_canal.html
https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/success-mosquito-control-integrated-approach
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/homemade-liquid-solution-kill-mosquitoes-94933.html

Hemophilia
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/10/case-closed-famous-royals-suffered-hemophilia
https://www.nature.com/scitable/content/Royal-hemophilia-and-Romanov-DNA-17556
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002051.htm
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002052.htm
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tay-sachs-disease#inheritance
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002051.htm
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hemophilia#inheritance
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4260295/
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