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Hydatid disease (Echinococcosis granulosis) in an early seventh-millennium BP forager community from preagricultural northern Vietnam

Vlok, Melandri; Buckley, Hallie R; Domett, Kate; Willis, Anna; Tromp, Monica; Trinh, Hiep Hoang; Minh, Tran Thi; Huong, Nguyen Thi Mai; Nguyen, Lan Cuong; Matsumura, Hirofumi; Huu, Nghia Truong; Oxenham, Marc


Objectives: Con Co Ngua is a complex, sedentary forager site from northern Vietnam dating to the early seventh millennium BP. Prior research identified a calcified Echinococcus granulosis cyst, which causes hydatid disease. Osteolytic lesions consistent with hydatid disease were also present in this individual and others. Hydatid disease is observed in high frequencies in pastoralists, and its presence in a hunter-gatherer community raises questions regarding human-animal interaction prior to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2022
Type: Journal article
Source: The American Journal of Biological Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24435


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