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FLASHBACK: Scientists Describe How 1918 Influenza Virus Sample Was Exhumed In Alaska

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070702145610.htm
ScienceDaily (July 4, 2007) — The effort to find preserved samples of the 1918 influenza virus has been a pursuit of both historical and medical importance. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most devastating single disease outbreak in modern history, and examining the virus that caused it may help prepare for, and possibly prevent, future pandemics. When the complete sequence of the 1918 virus was published in 2005, it represented a watershed event for influenza researchers worldwide.

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July 30, 2009 - Posted by | Biological Terrorism

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