Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds

August 31, 2020 - General

Although helminth infections–including tapeworms and roundworms–are among the world’s top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that these infections were common in Medieval Europe, according to grave samples analyzed from across the continent.

Photomicrograph of a Trichuris trichiura egg from an archaeological deposit
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