Re: diseases and immunity

paul manansala (
7 Jul 1996 16:47:51 GMT

In <> Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax <>
>We know that when a disease first arrives in a culture, it is
The >effects are far worse on the first generation than it is on
subsequent generations. >Two examples: In the South Pacific, when
measles first arrived, it wiped out >90% of the population.

Do you have references for the above statement that "90% of the
population" of the "South Pacific" was "wiped out" by measles on its

Paul Kekai Manansala