parasitism in kansas in the 1800s: a glimpse to the past through the analysis of grave sediments from meadowlark cemetery.during the excavations of the xix century meadowlark cemetery (manhattan, kansas, us), samples of sediments were taken from around five skeletons, and analyzed to detect intestinal parasites. no helminth eggs were found, but immunological elisa tests for entamoeba histolytica were positive in three samples. the immunological techniques have been successfully used in paleoparasitology to detect protozoan infections. amoebiasis could have been a severe disease in the past, especially where poor sa ...200617308809
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