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Dhows and epidemics in the Indian Ocean ports

  title={Dhows and epidemics in the Indian Ocean ports},
  author={Amina Ameir Issa},
History of diseases in Indian Ocean area has received scholarly attention very recently. David Arnold in ‘The Indian Ocean as a Disease Zone, 1500-1950’ discusses the diffusion of cholera, smallpox, plague and influenza in the Indian Ocean area.(1) He noted that Muslim and Hindu pilgrimages and fairs, the long established maritime trade activities between Indian Ocean ports, imperial expansion through movements of soldiers and migrant labourers, and the rise of trading metropolises such as… 
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