Causes Of Disease In The Civil War

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Diseases in the Civil War
Mary Meier
Columbus Signature Academy Central Middle School

Before, during, and after the Civil War many diseases such as Measles, Small-pox, Tuberculosis, and more caused a large amount of people to die. At the time nobody knew any treatments for the diseases which caused the diseases to spread throughout the world. with the advancement of medicine, treatment, prevention, and vaccinations Measles, Smallpox, and Tuberculosis are not as harmful today as they were during the Civil War. Measles was thought to be a disease of large cities. Urbanization brings close contact between large groups of people which allows viruses and diseases to spread easily, a source for