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The ancient virus was a retrovirus that was responsible for a global pandemic.

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Little is known about its precise history before modern times, but it was known to infect and mutate whales, which had developed a measure of resistance to the virus. A mutant whale was frozen in Alaska and preserved for three million years, perhaps partly as a result of its mutations. When a research team tried to examine the body, they were exposed to the virus and mutated into zombies. The initial outbreak was contained when the US military began a sterilization operation in Alaska, but a sample later escaped from a USAMRIID facility and began spreading across the world.[1]

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