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Earliest case of TB confirmed

15th October 2008

Researchers have discovered the skeleton of a mother and child which are the earliest cases of tuberculosis (TB) known to date.

Teams from University College London and Tel-Aviv University confirmed the presence of TB using DNA evidence. Investigator Dr Helen Donoghue said: "What is fascinating is that the infecting organism is definitely the human strain of tuberculosis, in contrast to the original theory that human TB evolved from bovine TB after animal domestication."

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Article Information

Title: Earliest case of TB confirmed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8754
Date Added: 15th Oct 2008


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