Extinct 1918 virus comes alive

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The 1918 'Spanish' flu that killed 20–50 million people has been recreated from its gene sequence. The virus truly is a nasty beast.

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Figure 1: Resurrecting the 1918 influenza virus.

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Lamb, R., Jackson, D. Extinct 1918 virus comes alive. Nat Med 11, 1154–1156 (2005) doi:10.1038/nm1105-1154

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