Within the Columbian Exchange

Smallpox; A Deadly Disease

Smallpox is a deadly disease that causes rashes and bumps, which led to permanent scarring. It causes pain within the body. It is a contagious virus which was often deadly. This disease was brought into the world by the Europeans. Smallpox killed off almost ninety percent of the native population.

Effects of the Disease


Smallpox killed too many to count. There was a huge population decrease where the smallpox outbreak was introduced. Because of how many the disease killed, no one wanted to take the blame for the spread. As it came into the New World, no one was ready to handle such a disease, that it took more than half the population.

By: Aneena Puthenpura