Re-emerging infectious diseases from the past: Hysteria or real risk?

  title={Re-emerging infectious diseases from the past: Hysteria or real risk?},
  author={P. Charlier and Jean-Michel Claverie and Philippe J Sansonetti and Y. R. Coppens and Ana{\"i}s Augias and Sophie Jacqueline and Fanny Rengot and Saudamini Deo},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
BACKGROUND Work on human remains and old biological samples is a potential source of contamination by conventional or atypical infectious agents. Similarly, current and future environmental changes are a source of resurgence of ancient epidemic diseases. To what extent are anthropologists sorcerer apprentices (especially those working on ancient samples, i.e. paleo-anthropologists)? Are ancient skeletons, palaeosols and museum objects with a biological component at risk for current populations… CONTINUE READING
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