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Almost 500 Years Later, Scientists Confirm What Killed The Aztecs

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Using ancient DNA from 29 skeletons found in a cocoliztli cemetery, the scientists were able to test for bacterial pathogens. The only germ that was detected was Parathyphi C., leading the researchers to believe it is the most likely candidate. However, the team made it clear that there could have been other pathogens present that were either undetectable or unknown to man, that can not be completely ruled out.

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