Medical Museum Science Cafe - On the Centenary of the 1918 Influenza: Lessons from the Past

In the late 1990s, the genetic sequence of the 1918 influenza virus was determined using fragments of viral RNA preserved in tissue from U.S. soldiers who died of the 1918 flu. Scientists rebuilt the virus to help treat future pandemics. Learn how.
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In the late 1990s, the genetic sequence of the 1918 influenza virus was determined using fragments of viral RNA preserved in tissue from U.S. soldiers who died of the 1918 flu. Scientists rebuilt the virus to help treat future pandemics. Learn how.

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