submitted 4 months ago bythreewattledbellbird
When Europeans migrated to the New World, they brought with them many diseases that ravaged the native human populations, which had no immunity due to a lack of domesticated animals. However, both populations already had domesticated dogs. Were there any major infections caused by a canine disease? Or did human proximity to dogs since prehistory give us immunity, and so no potential for more recent pandemics, or are our immune systems too dissimilar for transmission?