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“Spanish flu” virus identified

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
  1. Jenny Bryan
  1. London

    The strain of flu virus which killed over 20 million people in the world's worst infectious pandemic has been identified–80 years after it struck.

    Influenza A/South Carolina/1/18 (HIN1) is the name which Dr Jeffery Taubenberger and colleagues at the division of molecular pathology of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, are proposing to give to the virus responsible for the …

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