Infections and disease in the fossil record have existed for as long as their has been life.


Termite fungus1

Termite in Oligocene/Miocene amber showing a fungal infection.

One example of prehistoric infection in insects is a termite preserved in amber along with the fungus infection which had invaded its body prior to its death and preservation. The termite is seen in the image to the left.


Genus HomoEdit

See alsoEdit

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