The melting Arctic is releasing ancient germs – what does this mean for the world?

Ancient viruses and bacteria are being found in permafrost samples. Image: Pexels/Jean-Christophe André

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Other types of pathogen, such as bacteria, could be a problem, though. Image: REUTERS

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