The persistent legacy of the 1918 influenza virus.

  title={The persistent legacy of the 1918 influenza virus.},
  author={David M. Morens and Jeffery K. Taubenberger and Anthony S. Fauci},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={361 3},
n engl j med 361;3 july 16, 2009 225 continued to contribute their genes to new viruses, causing new pandemics, epidemics, and epizootics (see table). The current international pandemic caused by a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus derived from two unrelated swine viruses, one of them a derivative of the 1918 human virus,3 adds to the complexity surrounding this persistent progenitor virus, its descendants, and its several lineages (see diagram). A useful way to think about influenza A… CONTINUE READING
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