Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans

Posted by on April 11, 2016 12:23 pm
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A review of latest genetic evidence suggests infectious diseases are tens of thousands of years older than previously thought, and that they could jump between species of ‘hominin.’ Researchers says that humans migrating out of Africa would have been ‘reservoirs of tropical disease’ — disease that may have sped up Neanderthal extinction.

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