1918 killer flu 'came from birds'Breaking News
US scientists have found the 1918 virus shares genetic mutations with the bird flu virus now circulating in Asia.
Writing in Nature, they say their work underlines the threat the current strain poses to humans worldwide.
A second paper in Science reveals another US team has successfully recreated the 1918 virus in mice.
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Michael Finn - 12/22/2006
I am all for the advancement of science, but do we really need a team of doctors trying to duplicate the 1918 flu virus? Wasn't the original bad enough?
Sounds like the plot of a bad 1950s science fiction movie. "Honest, we only thought the mice would get it."
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