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Death of the fittest

Death of the fittest

作者:尹叮  时间:2019-03-06 07:07:00  人气:

By Michael Le Page TWO decades after young, ultrafit orienteers in Sweden mysteriously started dropping dead of heart attacks, researchers think they’ve finally discovered what killed them. Lars Wesslén of Uppsala University has found evidence that the culprit was a bacterium called Bartonella, which infects some animals as well as humans and is found all round the world. Nobody knows if the same thing could happen elsewhere, though. “It’s very surprising,” says Didier Raoult of the University of the Mediterranean in Marseilles, an expert on Bartonella. He says the findings need to be confirmed. In Sweden,