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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.

 

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