ANCIENT ORIGINS

This 400-Year-Old Mummy Could Change Our Understanding of Hepatitis B

A two-year-old boy who died around 1569 turns out not to have died from smallpox, as previously thought, but what we now know to have been Hepatitis B – thanks to scientists who sequenced the genome of his mummified body.This finding marks a confirmation that the mysterious illness has existed in humans for centuries, said researchers from McMaster University in Canada.The child in question was buried in the Basilica of Saint Domenico Maggiore in Italy, around 440 years old…Watch more below and click in the link!!!

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