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Are disease causing viruses more active in the heat?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Viruses aren't really more or less active based on the temperature.
However, being overly tired from working in the heat can affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to getting sick from a virus. That's one reason why it's important to stay well-hydrated and well-rested when working in the heat.

In brief: Not necessarily

Viruses aren't really more or less active based on the temperature.
However, being overly tired from working in the heat can affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to getting sick from a virus. That's one reason why it's important to stay well-hydrated and well-rested when working in the heat.
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