The Iceman tells a new tale: Infection with ulcer-causing bacteria

DNA from 5,300-year-old mummy’s gut reveals presence of strain of inflammation-inducing H. pylori

stomach tissue

MUMMY TUMMY  Stomach tissue from a 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman revealed the presence of a virulent strain of H. pylori bacteria. Here, scientists take a sample from the mummy’s body. 

© EURAC, Marion Lafogler

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