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New flu resembles feared 1918 virus, study finds

Source: Reuters Posted By: Nancy 3440 days ago

*Virus can infect deep into the lung

*Remains sensitive to anitvirals

*People born before 1918 have protection

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - The new H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, with a greater ability to infect the lungs than common seasonal flu viruses, researchers reported on Monday.

Tests in several animals confirmed other studies that have shown the new swine....

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