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I've gotten the flu three times in the last few months and its last 2-3 weeks at a time .Is there an explanation for this ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Influenza

It is very doubtful that you have had influenza 3 times in a few months.
There are many different viral illnesses with similar symptoms and you may have had these, or you may have been infected with 3 different strains of inflluenza a, b or parainfluenza. If you were not tested to diagnose these you may not have had true influenza. Another possibility is that your immune system is damaged.

In brief: Influenza

It is very doubtful that you have had influenza 3 times in a few months.
There are many different viral illnesses with similar symptoms and you may have had these, or you may have been infected with 3 different strains of inflluenza a, b or parainfluenza. If you were not tested to diagnose these you may not have had true influenza. Another possibility is that your immune system is damaged.
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