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... Hey everyone. Hi Seraph, if I may: So viruses are in general intracellular pathogens--that is they live and replicate within the confines of body cells. Each different type of virus has a different type of body cell it likes to attack. Herpes Simplex, for example, likes non-keratinized skin surface while Hepatitis B obviously likes hepatocytes. While living and... (13 replies)
... Actually, under the right circumstances, flu viruses can live up to 2 weeks on a surface. However, they usually die within a few days at the worst, and most other viruses are less hardy. ... (13 replies)
... Flu is caused by a virus. Viruses live in body cells and cannot survive and reproduce outside these cells. ... (13 replies)

... respiratory viruses like flu can cross species just from farmers hanging around with animals, or nursing sick ones. ... (13 replies)
... Novel flu viruses are made wherever there is a situation where large amounts of people are close to large numbers of animals. ... (13 replies)
Swine flu help!!
Aug 20, 2009
... killed the elderly and the weak, which are the usual flu mortalities, and likely didn't alarm anyone or raise any red flags at that point. And yes, "normal" flu viruses can kill the strong too, it isn't the norm, but it's not unheard of! And "normal" flu viruses can cause a cytokine storm too. ... (24 replies)
... JJ, Here' some more info about statins and bird flu - looks like your Green Tea is also something of a defense against it... Unlike certain other viruses, avian influenza is characterized by a hyper-response of the immune system. People afflicted with avian flu die from pulmonary edema and multi-organ system failure in response to acute inflammation caused by what some... (18 replies)

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