can i acquire immunity after having an influenza virus infection?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    only if it's the same strain. Usually it changes every year. They base the flu shot on the virus strain that was most popular the year before. Most of the time a new strain comes a long and the shot doesn't help as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As others have mentioned, immunity would be only to one strain.

    Unfortunately, influenza mutates a lot. The number of strains is infinite. So full immunity isn't possible. This is why, in the U.S., a new flu vaccine is offered every year and persons most at risk from disease are encouraged to get the shot every year.

    Incidentally, the flu vaccine is a bit of a guess. The medical people have to make an estimate of which strains (yes, plural) will be most active in the coming year. Sometimes guess is wrong and the vaccine doesn't do much good.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You need anxiodants.

    Eat daily one apple before going to bed.

    You may also take "Imuplex" tablet

    daily one...

    It contains, vitamins, minerals and antiaxiodants.

    Boiled water must be cooled

    and taken daily.

    regards

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    THERE ARE SO MANY STRAINS OUT THERE....BUT YOU COULD MAKE YOUR CHANCES TO GET REALLY SICK LOWER BUT I DON'T LIKE THAT EVEN THE VACCINES WORK I DON'T TRUST THEM!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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