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Mummified child died of Hep B, not smallpox - Cosmos



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Mummified child died of Hep B, not smallpox 
Cosmos
A mummified Medieval child thought to have died from smallpox in fact perished because of Hepatitis B virus, genetic sequencing reveals. The infant was interred in the Basilica of St Domenico Maggiore in Naples, Italy, during the Sixteenth Century, and ...
DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to Hepatitis B instead Science Daily
Child mummy in Italy had hepatitis, not smallpox: study The Local Italy
Scientists Discover 16th-Century Child Mummy Had Seemingly Modern Strain of Hepatitis B Gizmodo
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1931: Only case of smallpox in state hits New Oxford - Gettysburg Times



1931: Only case of smallpox in state hits New Oxford 
Gettysburg Times
The Gorman Family moved to the Rife Farm in New Oxford just before Christmas 1930. Since Adams County students were on winter break, the Gormans had a week or so to get the two school-age children in the family ready for their new school. Mrs. Gorman ...

 


Flu season: Nothing to mess around with - Auburn Villager



Auburn Villager
 
Flu season: Nothing to mess around with 
Auburn Villager
Take for example smallpox. It is estimated that in 18th century Europe 400,000 people died each year from smallpox and one third of the cases resulted in the patient going blind. Over the past 12,000 years or so, it's estimated that smallpox alone has ...
Here's why flu seems so bad this time euronews
Preventive Medicine: The Familiar Flu Shoreline Times
McFeatters: We are not ready for the influenza pandemic Stockton Record

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DNA Analysis May Have Finally Revealed What Killed 15 Million Aztecs - Big Think (blog)



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DNA Analysis May Have Finally Revealed What Killed 15 Million Aztecs 
Big Think (blog)
When Europeans arrived in North America, they carried with them pathogens against which the continent's native people had no immunity. And the effects could be devastating. Never was this more true than when smallpox wiped out 5-8 million Aztecs ...
What Wiped Out the Aztecs? Scientists Find New Clues. National Geographic
500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs ... The Guardian
Turns Out a Common Infection Might Have Killed Off the Aztecs Inverse
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DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead - R & D Magazine



R & D Magazine
 
DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead 
R & D Magazine
Previous scientific analysis of the 16th century remains?which did not include DNA testing?suggested the child was infected with Variola virus, or smallpox. In fact, this was the oldest evidence for the presence of smallpox in Medieval remains and a ...

 


From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye ? 10 things from history everyone gets wrong - The Guardian



The Guardian
 
From prudish Victorians to arrows in the eye ? 10 things from history everyone gets wrong 
The Guardian
So far this week, we have been told that the mysterious pestilence that wiped out 15 million Aztecs between 1545 and 1550 was not smallpox or measles, but enteric fever, that the Black Death was spread by fleas and lice from humans as well as rat fleas ...

 


Mom relieved Bell has not fallen ill to smallpox - Brantford Expositor



Brantford Expositor
 
Mom relieved Bell has not fallen ill to smallpox 
Brantford Expositor
In our world of electronic and digital communications, one wonders what evidence of our day-to-day lives will exist for our descendants in the next century. Modern technology has given us the ability to be in almost constant touch with one another. But ...

 


16th-Century Child Mummy Had Oldest Known Case of Hepatitis B - Smithsonian



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16th-Century Child Mummy Had Oldest Known Case of Hepatitis B 
Smithsonian
In the 1980s, researchers examined the remains, diagnosing the child with the earliest known case of small pox. But a new genomic test tells a different story. As Nicholas St. Fleur at The New York Times reports, the child may actually have oldest ...
Scientists Accidentally Discover Ancient Hepatitis B in a 16th ... Mental Floss
DNA Analysis of 16th-Century Mummy Reveals Oldest Evidence Of ... IFLScience

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Our Past: Prison made smallpox impossible to control - Alton Telegraph



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Our Past: Prison made smallpox impossible to control 
Alton Telegraph
In the year 1863, an epidemic of smallpox broke out that at first doubled the average death count. Overcrowding in the prison made the disease impossible to control or eliminate. A nearby island in the Mississippi called Sunflower (the scene of the ...

 


Remains of 16th century mummy reveal long history of HBV in humans - Healio



Remains of 16th century mummy reveal long history of HBV in humans 
Healio
A recent DNA analysis of 450-year-old mummified remains belonging to a small child in Naples, Italy, revealed that the child ? who was thought to have the oldest evidence of smallpox in Medieval remains ? actually had hepatitis B virus infection ...