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Seals, Not Europeans, Brought Tuberculosis to New World Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Seals, Not Europeans, Brought Tuberculosis to New World

Genetic tests have cast doubt on the long-held belief that Europeans arriving in the Americas in the 15th century introduced tuberculosis to the New World. The new evidence, collected from ancient Peruvian skeletons that predate the Europeans' arrival by about 500 years, suggests it was not humans at all but seals that first brought TB to the Americas. Researchers hypothesize that seals picked up the disease from infected humans in Africa, where TB originated, and then carried it across the ocean to the Americas, where they were hunted and eaten, thereby transmitting the disease to humans there. More...
MechPebbles
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 2:41:51 AM

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"90% of Native Americans were wiped out by new infections." Sick
moniquester
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 3:12:04 AM

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And we try to save the seals... Okay!!!
Alexander Lo
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:31:45 PM

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The Alaska natives hunt and eat seals all the time, why they are not having the same problem? Just a bunch of B.S.
Gary98
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 2:02:18 PM

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The next study will show how ants had kidnapped all those blacks from Africa. And they have pictures to prove it.
trixflu
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I agree with Alexander Lo--some BS!Shame on you
FounDit
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 3:51:19 PM

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If I were a cynic, I would ask, "Has anything good ever come out of Africa?"

But someone might say, "But we humans came out of Africa?"

"I repeat..."

That is, if I were a cynic...Whistle

Six thousand years, at a minimum...etc.
nkelsey
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 7:06:28 PM
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Okay, let's put the blame on the seals.
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 10:18:13 PM

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I still like to see seals play. People bring infections all the time so we can't blame it on the seals / animals.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:25:06 PM

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You've really have to love those scientist's, that work to figure out all of these interesting things. Now when they can explain to me just how Noah was able to get a pair of Duckbilled Platypuses' into his ark, I'll start believing in those nice but rather silly stories in the holy book. Peace to ya all... :-)
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