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Has anyone else heard this about H1N1...

I was talking to my brother tonight and he said that he heard (on the radio, I think) that if you were born before 1976 you are supposedly immuned to the virus. Anyone else hear this? I am going to see if I can find anything online about it.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • in 1976 they gave a shot similar to the vaccine that they are giving you now you cant be immune to the virus
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 8:59 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Yeah I don't think so, there's plenty of people over the age of 33 who have got the virus!
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 9:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • http://www.examiner.com/x-8543-SF-Health-News-Examiner~y2009m5d31-Elderly-more-immune-to-H1N1-flu-CDC-tests

    I've heard that people age 60 and older have stronger immunity to the virus.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:03 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Yes, but I think it has to do with the flu that was around then. You built a resistance to certain viruses. It's like the descendants of plaque survivors in Europe seem to be resistant to HIV. They survived the plaque for a reason and it still exist in their descendants. I will look to see if I can find the article I read that in.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:10 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • completely not true

    my husband was born in 73 and he got h1n1
    my bil was born in 63 and he got h1n1 as well
    bi-polarmommy

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 10:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Ha no. My friend got it & she's 43
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Did not get the shot in 76 but I believe I had H1 last month. I'm in my late 40's.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • I don't know what your talking about and have not seen any information about it. However on the news yesterday they did say that this is a young person's flu. The amount of people who are getting it and the age groups are 25 and under it has hit the younger set quite hard. Just info that I have heard. My daughter who is 17 has it right now. I would love to be immune to it but I doubt that is going to happen.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:26 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

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