Contagious and Secondary Immune Responses
Country: United States
Date: Fall 2009
I was wondering can you still be contagious during a
secondary immune response to influenza?
I know that people can be asymptomatic carriers of bacteria, ie. can
pass the organism on, but not be sick with it.
Viruses, on the other hand, need to replicate inside of a living host
cell. Perhaps, people could carry them in their
nose for a very short period of time before they have a chance to
infect and cause disease, but this seems less
likely to me.
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