Scientists from the French National Centre for Scientific Research uncovered over a dozen archaic viruses in the Siberia region of Russia.
Researcher Jean-Marie Alempic from the French National Centre for Scientific Research in a report published in Science Alert alleges that the microbes if released into the world would pose a significant danger to public health.
Out of the 13 primitive viruses that the researchers revived, the oldest was an amoeba virus found in stoic dormancy under a lake for 48,500 years.
The team determined used live single-cell amoeba cultures, the team determined that all 13 viruses still had the potential to become infectious pathogens.
The researchers have also revealed that nine of the thirteen mentioned in the paper are estimated to be tens of thousands of years old.
There were other viruses located in mammoth wool and the intestines of a Siberian wolf, all buried beneath the Siberian permafrost.
The report has this garnered mixed reactions,
“Research Scientists discovered 13 never seen before viruses buried in ice in Serbia. Get your crops ready and Choose 3 friends with whom you want to fight/stay alive from this upcoming APOCALYPSE! No One knows what’ll happen in the next 50 years.”