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Experts Unlock Clues to Spread of 1918 Flu Virus

Published: October 6, 2005
The 1918 influenza virus, the cause of one of history's most deadly epidemics, has been reconstructed and found to be a bird flu that jumped directly to humans, two teams of federal and university scientists announced yesterday.

It was the culmination of work that began a decade ago and involved fishing tiny fragments of the 1918 virus from snippets of lung tissue from two soldiers and an Alaskan woman who died in the 1918 pandemic. The soldiers' tissue had been saved in an Army pathology warehouse, and the woman had been buried in permanently frozen ground.

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Mystery illness claims six more lives
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Posted at 8:23 PM EDT

Canadian Press

Toronto A deadly outbreak of a respiratory illness at a Toronto seniors' home has claimed six more lives, raising the death toll to 16, health officials said Wednesday.

6 more have died in Canada

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