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How infectious diseases arrived in the colonial Americas.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Houldcroft, Charlotte J  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1833-5285

Abstract

Analysis of viral DNA from human remains suggests that the transatlantic slave trade may have introduced new pathogens that contributed to the devastating disease outbreaks in colonial Mexico.

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Human, Genetics, Virus, Microbiology, HBV, Infectious disease, Genomics, Africa, Paleovirology, B19v, Paleogenomics, Ancient Viruses, Humans, Communicable Diseases, Americas, Mexico

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eLife

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Journal ISSN

2050-084X

Volume Title

10

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