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Isolated Tribe Gives Clues to the Origins of Syphilis

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Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 272
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5861.272

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Summary

A team of researchers argues in work published this week that syphilis originated as a milder, nonsexual disease in the New World and evolved into its current form after Europeans arrived.