Monday, April 22, 2013

TB cases from early Neolithic period

I am researching the evolution of tuberculosis for my evolutionary medicine class, and I found this really interesting article about how TB can be traced back thousands of years. It's quite amazing to think that this disease has been with us for so long, and yet is still prevalent today as HIV spreads and multi drug-resistance becomes more and more of a problem. Worth a read if you have a bit of time.

Rib Lesions in Skeletons From Early Neolithic Sites in Central Germany: On the Trail of Tuberculosis at the Onset of Agriculture

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