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esearch might someday increase human understanding of typhus by pinpointing where the disease originated.

Studying parasites to learn about their hosts history has been around for only about 20 years, Reed said. By looking at things like tapeworms, pinworms, lice or bedbugs that humans have carried around for at least tens of thousands of years, and in some cases millions of years, he said, we can learn much more about human evolutionary history.


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Contact: David Reed
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University of Florida
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