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  1. #1 Europeans coming to the Americas 
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    I always hear about the diseases Europeans brought over to the various people they first encountered in the Americas but how come the reverse did not happen? Why did not the native American introduce new diseases to the Europeans?


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    Because they didn't have any that the English had. Matter of fact few diseases were ever found when examining bodies of dead Native Americans that died BEFORE the English came over.


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    Not entirely true:
    Diseases
    Common Old World Diseases included:
    Smallpox
    Measles
    Malaria
    Yellow fever
    Influenza
    Chicken Pox

    Common New World Diseases included:
    Syphilis
    polio
    Hepatitis
    Encephalitis
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