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New Study Shows Only Half of People Infected with Flu Virus Actually Get Sick -- Why?

New Study Shows Only Half of People Infected with Flu Virus Actually Get Sick -- Why?

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  • The state of your immune system is what determines whether or not you will get sick when exposed to a flu virus
  • Half of people exposed to the flu virus will get sick while the other half won't
  • Everyone's immune system responds to the flu virus in a complex way. However, some responses will prevent you from getting sick, while others will result in flu symptoms
  • Maintaining a healthy immune system with positive lifestyle choices is your best defense against the flu and other infectious disease

By Dr. Mercola

It's a common misconception that the only way to avoid getting the flu is to make sure you don't come into contact with the virus, or if you do to wash it off your hands quickly before you touch your eyes or your mouth and allow the virus to invade your system. As a result, a large number of hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps are heavily promoted each flu season as your best defense against the flu virus.


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