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Searching for Syphilis - for iPad/Mac/PC

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At the end of the 15th century a terrifying new epidemic spread across Europe, but was this disease, known as the Great Pox, really Syphilis? Did Christopher Columbus actually bring the disease back from the New World? Join us as we look at whether the discovery of a 600 year old skeleton can shed new light on the origins of one of mankind's most enduring diseases, which still affects 12 million people every year. This material forms part of The Open University course S320 Infectious disease.
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At the end of the 15th century a terrifying new epidemic spread across Europe, but was this disease, known as the Great Pox, really Syphilis? Did Christopher Columbus actually bring the disease back from the New World? Join us as we look at whether the discovery of a 600 year old skeleton can shed new light on the origins of one of mankind's most enduring diseases, which still affects 12 million people every year. This material forms part of The Open University course S320 Infectious disease.
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Searching for Syphilis

07 Oct 2009 | 49 secs

Searching for Syphil...

07 Oct 2009 | 49 secs

What was the Great Pox?

07 Oct 2009 | 06 mins 13 secs

What was the Great P...

07 Oct 2009 | 06 mins 13 secs

The bones of Rivenhall wo...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 38 secs

The bones of Rivenha...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 38 secs

Extracting DNA from ancie...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 45 secs

Extracting DNA from ...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 45 secs

Treatment for syphilis

07 Oct 2009 | 03 mins 25 secs

Treatment for syphil...

07 Oct 2009 | 03 mins 25 secs

The results of Rivenhall ...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 22 secs

The results of Riven...

07 Oct 2009 | 04 mins 22 secs

The future for syphilis

07 Oct 2009 | 05 mins 05 secs

The future for syphi...

07 Oct 2009 | 05 mins 05 secs