Tuberculosis May Have Been In The Americas For Thousands Of Years

Scientists and historians originally thought Europeans brought TB to the Americas 500 years ago, but growing evidence indicates this bacterial pathogen was infecting American Indigenous Peoples for at least 3,000 years

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