Link: “‘Devil devil’: The sickness that changed Australia

Original post found at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2021-06-07/patient-zero-smallpox-outbreak-of-1789/100174988

In 1789, a disease tore through communities around Sydney Cove, leaving dead bodies scattered along the shorelines. Some think this outbreak was a fire deliberately lit.

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