Metagenomic analysis of tuberculosis in a mummy.

  title={Metagenomic analysis of tuberculosis in a mummy.},
  author={Jacqueline Z. M. Chan and Martin J Sergeant and Oona Y-C Lee and David E. Minnikin and Gurdyal S Besra and Ilidk{\'o} Pap and Mark Spigelman and Helen D Donoghue and Mark J. Pallen},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={369 3},
To the Editor: In 1994, a crypt containing 242 bodies was discovered in Vác, Hungary. Many of the bodies were naturally mummified, including the remains of Terézia Hausmann (referred to as Body 68 in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this letter at, who died on December 25, 1797, at 28 years of age.1,2 A chest radiograph of the remains was clear, but the cachectic appearance of the body was consistent with a diagnosis of tuberculosis. In a previous study… CONTINUE READING