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Diphtheria has become a deadly threat in Rohingya refugee camps and children are at particular risk. Vaccines are being rushed in. Hopefully there will be enough for everyone.  https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/952903220254277632 
Diphtheria is threatening Rohinya refugees, especially young children. Vaccines are being rushed into refugee camps.  https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/952903220254277632 
@biogarage If only a vaccine existed in that era. Scientists had no idea what the pathogen was, thinking initially that it was bacterial. It wasn't until the 1930s that it was realized the global menace was caused by a virus.
The pathogen that killed a substantial percentage of the world's population in the 1918 influenza pandemic was an H1N1 virus. https://t.co/PoUGyz9J6w
The pathogen that killed a substantial percentage of the world's population in the 1918 influenza pandemic was an H1N1 virus https://t.co/0233nP3ske
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