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Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester have uncovered more evidence about Richard III. A new analysis of his remains has revealed evidence of a roundworm infection at the time of his death in 1485.
The giant roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) is a parasitic worm within the Nematoda phylum. This species can be found throughout the world, but occurs in higher numbers in tropical and subtropical areas. It causes the disease known as ascariasis in its human hosts and infects about one quarter of the entire world’s human population. It displays a sexual dimorphism, with females growing larger than males. Females reach an average body length between 7.8 and 19.2 inches, while males reach a...
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