Monday, January 15, 2018

"A New Clue to the Mystery Disease That Once Killed Most of Mexico"

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In the decades after Hernán Cortés invaded Mexico, one of the worst epidemics in human history swept through the new Spanish colony. A mysterious disease called “cocolitzli” appeared first in 1545 and then again in 1576

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In less than a century, the number of people living in Mexico fell from an estimated 20 million to 2 million.