Lyme Disease Bacteria Around Longer Than Humans

This article talks about how researchers have discovered that Lyme Disease has been around for 15 million years! The author states, ‘It’s likely that many ailments in human history for which doctors had no explanation have been caused by tick-borne disease.’ The Tyrolean iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in a glacier in the Italian Alps had the Lyme bacteria. ‘Before he was frozen in the glacier, the iceman was probably already in misery from Lyme disease,’ Poinar said. ‘He had a lot of health problems and was really a mess.’

Read the article here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2643339/The-bacteria-longer-humans-Lyme-disease-discovered-15-million-year-old-amber.html

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