1919 H1N1 Victim Returns to Public Service

British diplomat's body from 1919 could yield bird flu clues - Yahoo! News

he body of a British diplomat who died in a flu epidemic in 1919 is to be exhumed by scientists hunting ways to combat the virulent H5N1 bird flu strain, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

Sir Mark Sykes fell victim to a Spanish flu epidemic which killed at least 30 million people worldwide and was caused by an avian virus, H1N1, which came from a bird in France and is similar to the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain.

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