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Could a food virus affect asthma?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Well...

It depends on which virus you mean.
Most food born viral illnesses affect the GI tract predominantly, but it is possible to get influenza or other respiratory viri from lettuce.

In brief: Well...

It depends on which virus you mean.
Most food born viral illnesses affect the GI tract predominantly, but it is possible to get influenza or other respiratory viri from lettuce.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

A number of respiratory viruses are implicated in the exacerbation of asthma, though.

In brief: No

A number of respiratory viruses are implicated in the exacerbation of asthma, though.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
It is also common to have abdominal complaints with respiratory infections; swine flu was particularly nasty on the stomach.
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