The list of infectious diseases that spread from the Old World to the New is long; the major killers include smallpox, measles, whooping cough, chicken pox, bubonic plague, typhus, and malaria (Denevan, 1976, p.
Which disease was native to the New World?
Numerous diseases were brought to the Americas, including smallpox, bubonic plague, chickenpox, cholera, the common cold, diphtheria, influenza, malaria, measles, scarlet fever, sexually transmitted diseases, typhoid, typhus, tuberculosis, and pertussis.
What was good about the Columbian Exchange?
One of the positive impacts the Columbian Exchange had on the world, was the massive exchange of crops. With the new crops brought into the Old World, the population increased due to the fact that the new crops were easy to store, grew fast, could withstand droughts well, gave a very high yield in calories.
What ideas were exchanged in the Columbian Exchange?
Several goods were traded such as new crops, utilities, and ideas. They traded livestock like sheep, cow, horse, pig, and turkey. New crops like root vegetables, fruits, and nuts were also traded. Along with livestock and crops, dieseases were also accidently transferred to the new regions.