Log In
Friday 26th May 2017

Flu battle, body exhumed

16th September 2008

Scientists hope to learn more about Spanish flu after exhuming the body of a Yorkshire aristocrat who died from the disease in 1919.

They want to identify the DNA sequence held by the virus and hope it might lead to the creation of new medication which could fight the disease. The scientists will conduct their research in an "air-tight laboratory" so the disease cannot escape.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Flu battle, body exhumed
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8351
Date Added: 16th Sep 2008


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

South Korea downgrade bird flu status

Six new bird flu cases reported in China

Brexit fears prompting EU nurses to desert the UK


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2017