Ancient Viking DNA Suggest Smallpox May Have Plagued Humans For 1400 Years

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Scientists Detect Smallpox Virus In Viking Skeletons An international team of scientists has identified the presence of an extinct species of smallpox in the remnants of Viking skeletons from sites across northern Europe. Using multiple samples, they have reconstructed the almost complete genome of the variola virus (VARV) responsible for smallpox. Few days before the […]

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