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Is it possible to catch a virus after four months

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The degree of illness depends on many different factors.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: That's known as bad luck (from different viruses). We'd also recommend washing your hands and staying from anyone who might be sick. Unfortunately, th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2 viruses: A person can catch 2 viral illnesses at the same time. Having cold symptoms (upper respiratory infection) and having stomach flu symptoms (gastroenter ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Flu: Yes, viruses are indiscriminant. They do not care if you are american or canadian, english or chinese, black or white. It is true that certain regio ... Read More
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Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Yes but rarely: Although so far the strain of the virus that is infecting people seems to be specific for humans (in addition to the animal species that brought it to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
Many!: There are well over 500 viruses that children can get. Currently, we have seen much gastroenteritis caused by norovirus; still some cases of flu; som ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible: Catching a virus or bacteria requires exposure (sounds like you have this) and susceptibility (which you might not have had). Otherwise for instance, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: Depending on the illness you are asking about, many babies will be born disease free even if the mother is currently infected. Breastfeeding can also ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Cold: Viruses usually become clinically active within 24 to 72 hours. Good Luck
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunity: You can be immune to that particular strain or have a very mild "sub clinical" infection

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