Photo: Oldest Human TB Case Found in 500,000-Year-Old Fossil



A fragment of skull from a young male Homo erectus recently discovered in western Turkey reveals tiny lesions (arrow) formed by a type of tuberculosis. The find represents the most ancient case of TB known in an early human ancestor.

Photograph courtesy Marsha Miller/University of Texas at Austin


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