Seals 'brought TB to the Americas before Europeans'

August 21, 2014 7:31 AM

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Seals 'brought TB to the Americas before Europeans'

The long-held idea that Europeans were the first to bring tuberculosis to the Americas when they arrived in the 15th Century has been thrown into doubt.

Instead, a study suggests that the deadly disease was present in the area hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus made landfall.

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