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Originally posted by toepick
That way, if it does mutate into something worse (or something worse is released) I will have at least a partial immunity to it!
Originally posted by Neaux
reply to post by Now_Then
Yes you can be partially immune to diseases. I believe being immune to a strain of virus that is similar to a virus that has infected you makes it easier for your body to fight it off.
This article isn't about the H1N1 strain of flu, but it shows that there is partial immunity.
If a flu pandemic develops on the basis of a mutation in the H5N1 virus, such partial immunity might limit the virulence of the disease, although it would probably not prevent infection, said Matthew Sandbulte, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
If you get it now, and have immunity when or IF such a possible second wave comes then you would already have immunity to it.
“We’re not seeing illness in the city right now,” Dr. Farley said at one session. “We’re seeing essentially no disease transmitted in the city. We had 750,000 to one million sick people last spring. We were the hardest-hit city then. So we have a lot of immune people right now.”