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The Wisconsin researchers also said the H1N1 swine flu virus seems to be closely related to the viruses responsible for the deadly 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic, a finding that has been reported before. Antibodies taken from patients born before 1920 can recognize the H1N1 swine flu virus, but not so for people born after 1920, the scientists said.http://health.msn.com/health-topics/cold-and-flu/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100241823
...The 1918 H even made a virus that normally kills mice even more lethal. In every case, the 1918 hybrid replicated more, invaded the deeper tissues of the mouse lungs, and caused nastier lesions........ Kawaoka's team found that, while people who experienced the 1918 flu have antibodies that neutralise the reconstructed 1918 H, people immune to currently-circulating flu viruses - even of the same family as the 1918 strain - have almost no protection....http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6502-virulent-1918-flu-genes-resurrected.html
A few points.The outbreak started in Mexico. The labs concerned are not in Mexico.Unless you are postulating that the virus has invented a teleport system your idea is impossible.I'm sure that I have read that the genetic makeup of the two strains of virus (1918 and 2009)are known and they are different.Stop trying to start silly conspiracy theories.
I wouldn't have described Spanish Flu as 'most deadly virus man has ever had'.
Oh, yes, that's another point. The old version killed a lot of people; the new one seems to have a mortality rate of about 0.1%They are clearly not the same thing.