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Killer flu of 1918 may have been around for years

...studied lung tissue preserved from autopsies of two soldiers who died from influenza, at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Camp Upton, N.Y., and from the frozen corpse of an Alaskan woman. Reid fully mapped the hemagglutinin gene, which is key...
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Influenza specimen from 1918 found in frozen remains

...specimens taken during autopsies of soldiers killed by the flu in 1918 at military bases in Fort Jackson, S. C. and Camp Upton, N.Y. The new specimen was taken from the lung of one of 72 people buried in a mass grave after the flu swept through...
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