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Microbes Infect. 2001 Jan;3(1):81-7.

The 1918 Spanish influenza: integrating history and biology.

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Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Cellular Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 14th Street and Alaska Avenue. N.W., DC 20306-6000, USA. reid@afip.osd.mil

Abstract

In 1918 an influenza pandemic killed 40 million people. It is now possible to study the genetic features of the 1918 virus. Such analyses will try to answer questions about the origin and the unusual virulence of this pandemic virus.

PMID:
11226857
DOI:
10.1016/s1286-4579(00)01351-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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