Professor Jean Michel Claverie, also of the CNRS, said, "It's a recipe for disaster. If you start having industrial explorations, people will start to move around the deep permafrost layers. Through mining and drilling, those old layers will be penetrated and this is where the danger is coming from."
The pathogen is the largest of a type of giant virus discovered 10 years ago which can be seen under a microscope, unlike most viruses.
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An ancient virus has come back to life after 30,000 years lying dormant in the Siberian permafrost.
Speaking to the BBC he warned the ancient forms of the smallpox virus, which was officially deemed eradicated 30 years ago, could resurface.
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Scientists are now working to establish if there are any more viruses thought to have been extinct in Siberia's permafrost, which is retreating and reducing in thickness, that might threaten humans.
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But while the Pithovirus sibericum pathogen does not infect human or animal cells, instead attacking single cell amoebas, scientists warn it could be a harbinger of more ancient viruses being unleashed as frost melts.
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