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Old 11-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #987
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1120073115.htm

Common Cold Virus Came From Birds About 200 Years Ago

ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2008) — A virus that causes cold-like symptoms in humans originated in birds and may have crossed the species barrier around 200 years ago, according to a new article published in the Journal of General Virology. Scientists hope their findings will help us understand how potentially deadly viruses emerge in humans.


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