Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration or Age of Discovery as it is sometimes called, officially began in the early 15th century and lasted until the 17th century. The period is characterized as a time when Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of trading partners, new goods, and new trade routes. In addition, some explorers set sail to simply learn more about the world. Whatever their reasons though, the information gained during the Age of Exploration significantly helped in the advancement of geographic knowledge


Emerging infectious diseases represent an ongoing threat to the health and livelihoods of people everywhere, including those of Americans. Over the last few decades, there have been several EIDs that have taken the global community by surprise and drawn new attention to EIDs, including HIV, SARs, H1N1, and Ebola. Governments, multilateral institutions, and other organizations have increasingly recognized the threat such diseases pose and have augmented global efforts to prepare for and address them; the U.S. government has been a key supporter of these activities.


o affect with disease; make ill.


Smallpox was introduced in the Americas in 1521, when it first struck the capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan. Transmitted directly from human-to-human, through contaminated exhaled air, or contact with the open sores or clothing of an infected victim, the disease wiped out entire populations, killing nine in every ten people


Gonorrhea can be cured with the right medication


In addition to receiving disease exposure from Europe, the New World also became open to the sicknesses of Africa through the slave trade route. One of them was falciparum malaria, a serious and often fatal strain of the illness


Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low.


Well from today form the age of exploration there is disease everywhere and now it change.Then some disease are the same but are name different and you die. So there are more disease that kill people.So the issue of present day USA is we have disease that we USA are now really for some of the disease like in age of exploration how they gave disease to the Indians and they were not  really for disease.I think that some of the disease that was in the age of exploration cause some of the disease that we have today because if they would not have the slave trade there would not be that many disease and before the age of exploration there was the renaissance and they had disease then so think this a big issue today,past,and the future ,


Present Disease

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3 years ago

Do you think that there would be so much disease if the Age of Exploration did not happen?