50,000-Year-Old Zombie Virus Found in Permafrost

Nearly 50,000 years old is a prehistoric virus that was found in Siberia. It is one of the “zombie viruses” — pathogens that scientists have extracted from the permafrost and managed to bring back to life. As it turned out, the viruses have regained the ability to infect living organisms.

[Photo: Mario from Pixabay]

Do microorganisms that can be released from melting permafrost pose a risk to modern humans…



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