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Tuberculosis Bacteria Found to Inhabit 18th Century Mummies

Researchers have found tuberculosis bacteria in human remains uncovered in a 200-year-old Hungarian crypt. The finding reveals that TB affected many in the European upper classes in the 18th century, painting a different picture of the disease than is seen today. Tuberculosis mostly afflicts poor people and those infected with the AIDS virus in the developing world, in general sparing the well-to-do. But that was not the case in Europe of two and a half centuries ago when the upper...

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