Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1918 Flu Epidemic - New Research

A group led by a UW-Madison researcher may have discovered what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly -- three genes that let the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. See http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2008/12/29/0806959106.abstract .

The Spanish Influenza. Chart showing mortality...Image via Wikipedia

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