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Polish, US researchers find tuberculosis in prehistoric reptile
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Polish researchers on Wednesday announced that they had discovered traces of tuberculosis on a 245-million-year-old skeleton of a prehistoric marine reptile. Until now, "the oldest known traces of tuberculosis went back 17,000 years," Dawid Surmik, paleontologist and principal author of the study that appeared in the journal Royal Society Open Science, told AFP. The skeleton of the prehistoric reptile, which looked like a small crocodile, was discovered in the southern Polish town of Gogolin at the start of the 20th century. read more


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