DINOSAURS survived a flu pandemic 150million years in the past, researchers have discovered.
Proof of a respiratory illness much like flu was found within the bones of a diplodocus referred to as Dolly.
It will have unfold quickly amongst the beasts, leaving them coughing, sneezing and shivering, specialists imagine.
However it didn’t kill them off as they lasted for one more 100million years.
Dr Cary Woodruff stated: “An an infection like this has by no means been present in any dinosaur, so it provides us an thrilling window into the previous.
“Thousands and thousands of years in the past, earlier than the invention of vaccines and Lemsip, they suffered the identical gross signs we’ve all felt.”
Diagnosing sicknesses suffered by dinosaurs is troublesome as their organs and gentle tissue haven’t survived.
However they’d air sacs of their bones to assist them breathe, which means respiratory sicknesses may unfold there.
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Dr Woodruff studied Dolly’s fossilised stays in Montana, US, and located bony protrusions in her neck.
The identical protrusions are present in birds after they’ve avian flu.
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