A study of dinosaur fossils found that these organisms had arthritis and cancer. A new study published in the Scientific Journal recently found that they have a cold and a fever. According to scientists, dinosaurs also had a lot of problems with lung infections.
Scientists found the disease in the fossils of a dinosaur named Dolly. It belongs to the Jurassic period. Living 150 million years ago, this dinosaur was a herbivorous and sauropod species. This young dinosaur was about 18 meters long and had a long neck. He died at the age of 15. It was first founded in 1990 in Montana, USA.
The effects of the infection were found on dinosaur bones
“His team examined Dali’s neck bone,” said Carrie Woodruff, director of paleontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Montana, USA. Three of these bones had slightly different shapes. According to scientists, this bone was associated with some kind of dinosaur’s respiratory system. A CT scan revealed that Dolly had contracted a lung infection and had reached the bone.
The dinosaur was as sick as man
“Dinosaurs could have had coughs, sneezes, and fevers just like any other sick person during the transition period,” said Woodruff. In research, scientists have compared the dolly to the birds of today. Because both have the same way of breathing. They have received evidence that Dolly was infected with aspergillosis. It is also a type of fungal infection. Which can cause mold particles to sniff. According to scientists, this was the cause of the death of the sick dinosaur. However, it is difficult to say whether he died immediately after the infection or a few days later.
According to Woodruff, the dinosaur was weak and helpless before his death . He had the same disease that is common to us today. According to Woodruff, the dinosaurs were extremely weak during the transition period. He was lonely and helpless.