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Salmonella enterica from a soldier from the 1652 siege of Barcelona (Spain) supports historical transatlantic epidemic contacts

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dc.contributor.author Dios Martínez, Toni de, 1994-
dc.contributor.author Carrión, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Olalde Marquínez, Íñigo, 1987-
dc.contributor.author Llovera Nadal, Laia
dc.contributor.author Lizano González, Esther, 1974-
dc.contributor.author Pàmies, Dídac
dc.contributor.author Marquès i Bonet, Tomàs, 1975-
dc.contributor.author Balloux, François
dc.contributor.author van Dorp, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Lalueza Fox, Carles, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-24T12:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-24T12:21:37Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation De-Dios T, Carrión P, Olalde I, Llovera Nadal L, Lizano E, Pàmies D et al. Salmonella enterica from a soldier from the 1652 siege of Barcelona (Spain) supports historical transatlantic epidemic contacts. iScience. 2021 Aug 24;24(9):103021. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.103021
dc.identifier.issn 2589-0042
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52299
dc.description.abstract Ancient pathogen genomics is an emerging field allowing reconstruction of past epidemics. The demise of post-contact American populations may, at least in part, have been caused by paratyphoid fever brought by Europeans. We retrieved genome-wide data from two Spanish soldiers who were besieging the city of Barcelona in 1652, during the Reapers' War. Their ancestry derived from the Basque region and Sardinia, respectively, (at that time, this island belonged to the Spanish kingdom). Despite the proposed plague epidemic, we could not find solid evidence for the presence of the causative plague agent in these individuals. However, we retrieved from one individual a substantial fraction of the Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi C lineage linked to paratyphoid fever in colonial period Mexico. Our results support a growing body of evidence that Paratyphi C enteric fever was more prevalent in Europe and the Americas in the past than it is today.
dc.description.sponsorship C.L.-F. is supported by a PGC2018-0955931-B-100 grant (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) of Spain; T.M.-B. is supported by funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 864203), BFU2017-86471-P (MINECO/FEDER, UE), ‘‘Unidad de Excelencia María de Maeztu’’, funded by the AEI (CEX2018-000792-M), Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca, and CERCA Programme del Department d’Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya (GRC 2017 SGR 880)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2021 Toni de-Dios et al. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Epidèmies
dc.subject.other Febre paratifoide
dc.subject.other Salmonella enterica
dc.subject.other Genètica
dc.title Salmonella enterica from a soldier from the 1652 siege of Barcelona (Spain) supports historical transatlantic epidemic contacts
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103021
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/864203
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/BFU2017-86471-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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