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Is it possible to exterminate the flu virus for good?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No
You may develop immunity to one or more types of influenza virus by having been infected or immunized, but this virus undergoes regular changes in its make-up and the new strain present in the community can infect you even if you are immune to other strains.
On the other hand, if you are asking about recovery from infection, when you recover you will rid of that strain of flu virus.

In brief: No
You may develop immunity to one or more types of influenza virus by having been infected or immunized, but this virus undergoes regular changes in its make-up and the new strain present in the community can infect you even if you are immune to other strains.
On the other hand, if you are asking about recovery from infection, when you recover you will rid of that strain of flu virus.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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