1918 Flu Antibodies Resurrected From Elderly Survivors

Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 22:14 in Health & Medicine

Ninety years after the sweeping destruction of the 1918 flu pandemic, researchers have recovered antibodies to the virus -- from elderly survivors of the original outbreak. In addition to revealing the surprisingly long-lasting immunity to such viruses, these antibodies could be effective treatments to have on hand if another virus similar to the 1918 flu breaks out in the future.

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