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SLEPCHENKO, Sergey Mikhailovich et al. Taenia sp. in human burial from Kan River, East Siberia. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2017, vol.112, n.5, pp.387-390.  Epub 27-Mar-2017. ISSN 0074-0276.

We present an arhaeoparasitological analysis of a unique burial from the Neftprovod II burial ground in East Siberia, which dated from the Bronze Age. Analysis of a sediment sample from the sacral region of the pelvis revealed the presence of Taenia sp. eggs. Because uncooked animal tissue is the primary source of Taenia, this indicated that the individual was likely consuming raw or undercooked meat of roe deer, red deer, or elk infected with Taenia. This finding represents the oldest case of a human infected with Taenia sp. from Eastern Siberia and Russia.

Palavras-chave : Taenia sp; archaeoparasitology; paleoparasitology; East Siberia; Bronze Age.

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