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    Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every Decade
    atti_editor posted:
    "Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness about twice every decade.

    "For adults, we found that influenza infection is actually much less common than some people think," said study senior author Dr. Steven Riley, of Imperial College London.

    His team published its findings March 3 in the journal PLoS Biology.

    "In childhood and adolescence, [flu is> much more common, possibly because we mix more with other people," Riley said in a journal news release. For adults over 30, "the exact frequency of infection will vary depending on background levels of flu and vaccination," he added."

    Read the article above for more information on how the study was conducted and how the findings could help improve understanding of how people's immunity affects flu virus evolution.

    When was the last time you had the flu?

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