posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 11:13 AM
I think the nature of an infection is more of the invasion of the body by the microbes. There is no element of "compatability" necessarily beyond,
I think, the body having the nutrients that the microbe needs. We may have, for example, proteins or even molecules as small as base elements that
the microbe might be able to extract from us. And our immune system would have very little protection against it.
Remember that the physical effects of the flu are not directly related to the microbe, but more often the body's response. The flu virus doesn't
give you a fever, your body's response is to get hotter to try and kill the virus. And it is possible that you could feel the effects of the body's
war against a virus even when the virus is relatively harmless, much like people getting flu symptoms when they have a shot.