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Animal helminths in human archaeological remains: a review of zoonoses in the past.
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Various zoonoses known today have occurred since antiquity, and these data, combined with studies on the emergence and reemergence of diseases, could make possible to compose scenarios for the future. Expand
PALEOEPIDEMIOLOGY OF INTESTINAL PARASITES AND LICE IN PRE-COLUMBIAN SOUTH AMERICA * PALEOEPIDEMIOLOGíA DE PARÁSITOS INTESTINALES Y PIOJOS EN SUDAMÉRICA PRECOLOMBINA
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Paleoparasitological findings in South America are reviewed, comparing human-host and intestinal parasites with life conditions and environmental relationships through time. Expand
The Finding of Echinostoma (Trematoda: Digenea) and Hookworm Eggs in Coprolites Collected From a Brazilian Mummified Body Dated 600–1,200 Years Before Present
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A partially mummified human body from the archeological site of Lapa do Boquete, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, was recently discovered andCoprolites from the body contained numerous helminth eggs, identified as those of Echinostoma sp. Expand
Food, parasites, and epidemiological transitions: A broad perspective.
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There is a demonstrable difference in the impact of the first paleoepidemiologic transition in the Americas compared to Europe, and the same transition in Europe resulted in increased zoonotic parasitism with parasites from domestic animals. Expand
Intestinal parasite analysis in organic sediments collected from a 16th-century Belgian archeological site.
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Although neither parasite burden nor prevalence rates could be measured, the abundance of human intestinal parasite eggs indicated a high infection rate in the village residents, reflecting very poor sanitation. Expand
Chinese Liver Flukes in Latrine Sediments From Wong Nim's Property, San Bernardino, California: Archaeoparasitology of the Caltrans District Headquarters
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Parasitological analysis of 5 sediment samples from San Bernardino, California latrine deposits spanning the time period from about 1880 to the 1930s shows that at least some of the Chinese-Americans who used the latrines were immigrants who were infected in Asia and then sustained infections while in the Americas. Expand
Insights about echinostomiasis by paleomolecular diagnosis.
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The methodology was able to amplify specific DNA fragments for the genus Echinostoma sp. Expand
Helminths in feline coprolites up to 9000 years in the Brazilian Northeast.
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This study analyzed 30 feline coprolites from southeastern Piauí taken from archeological sites used by human groups in the past to find eggs of Spirometra sp. Expand
A Tick From a Prehistoric Arizona Coprolite
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Dietary analysis indicates that the coprolite excavated from Antelope Cave in extreme northwest Arizona has a human origin, which supports previous hypotheses that ticks were a potential source of disease and that ectoparasites were eaten by ancient people. Expand
Eating lizards: a millenary habit evidenced by Paleoparasitology
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Evidence that humans have consumed reptiles at least 10,000 years ago is provided through the finding of eggs of Pharyngodonidae in human coprolites and reptilescales in one of these, providing evidence that human food habit persists to modern times in remote regions of Brazil’s Northeast. Expand
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