New Research Shows Why the Flu is Seasonal

New Research Shows Why the Flu is Seasonal

POSTED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 5:48am

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 4:18pm

Engineers at Virginia Tech University have figured out why the flu is seasonal. In lab studies, the engineers found the virus flourishes when humidity levels are below fifty percent.  When humidity rises, the virus is not able to infect cells as easily.  However, that doesn't mean you can't catch the flu in the summer.  In fact, they also found the virus can thrive when humidity is close to 100 percent.

Comments News Comments

I think children are not allowed to "get germs" then when they are introduced to germs, their bodies hav no resistance to avoid them
I taught little children for 25 years. The brought flu, colds, lice, and everything into my room. I never got the flu, never got the shot, and only got one really bad cold in my first year. The children who were over dressed got sick. The ones who came to school with no socks or hats or zippers on their coats, were never absent, nor sick.

Post new Comment