Dormant Zombie Virus Revived After 48,000 Years

"If you’re tired of scientists stoking fear about deadly viruses, this story might not be for you.

With a new study published on bioRxiv in November, a group of European researchers have sounded the alarm about “zombie viruses” emerging from melting permafrost in Siberia.

The scientists wrote that they have found and revived 13 such viruses from seven samples taken from Russia’s remote tundra.

They call them zombie viruses because these ancient organisms can lay dormant for thousands of years while remaining infectious. One of the team’s uncovered viruses, for example, had been frozen underwater for 50,000 years." FULL STORY HERE:

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