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Flu: People with obesity may be contagious for a longer time New research suggests that it takes longer for people with obesity to shed the influenza virus, which may raise the risk of contagion. Gordon: The significance of this finding is that previously obesity has been shown to be a risk factor for severe influenza. But this indicates that obesity may also affect influenza transmission.

The potential impact for people around that individual is that if a person is shedding influenza virus longer, they’re probably infectious for longer. Obese adults with one or no symptoms of influenza A (n=25) shed the virus 104 percent longer than non-obese adults—3.2 days compared to 1.6 days. Obesity was not a risk factor for increased viral shedding duration in children ages 5-17 or for adults with influenza B. But this indicates that obesity may also affect influenza transmission. The potential impact for people around that individual is that if a person is shedding influenza virus longer, they’re probably infectious for longer.

And so that will increase the probability that. Fat people are ‘more likely to die from flu – and they are contagious for longer’ Obese people with lab confirmed cases of influenza A had the virus for 42 per. While researchers still need to discover if people remain contagious over this period, it suggests obese people run the risk of spreading the flu for longer. This may be because obesity alters the. Published on Aug 3, 2018 People who are obese are at an increased risk of serious diseases and health conditions, with obesity increasing the risk of severe complications and death from influenza.

New research suggests that obesity in patients who contract influenza may prolong viral shedding time and increase the risk of spreading the virus. They found that nearly 10% of obese participants got the flu, compared with 5% of their healthy-weight counterparts. This is bad news, because individuals with a body mass index of 40 or higher are also more prone to flu complications. SOURCES: CDC: “How Flu Spreads,” “Flu & You.” Cowling, B. PLOSOne, published online May 7, 2008. Halloran, M. American Journal of Epidemiology, Jan.

15, 2007.

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Furthermore, obese patients hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 infection admitted to an ICU had longer duration of mechanical ventilation, as well as ICU and hospital length of stay compared with those who were not obese.

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Finally, the increased mortality experienced by obese subjects during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic suggests that obesity also alters the immune response to lung infections.

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It’s no wonder overweight people are plagued with contagious infections like colds and flus as well as degenerative diseases.

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The same virus is more prevalent in overweight humans.

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Obesity is associated with higher risk of intensive care unit admission and death in influenza A (H1N1) patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Yet there are very few cases of influenza seen in the summer.

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The obesity epidemic or an outbreak of the flu may be everywhere, but that doesn’t make these occurrences positive for individuals or society.

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But in flu pandemics, like the 1918 outbreak, people with strong immune systems proved to be particularly vulnerable.

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  • so if it weren’t for the fat people and the heavy smokers and drinkers, COVID would not be such a serious public health crisis. Instead of shutting down the economy and putting millions out of work, we should ban smoking, candy, ice cream, hot dogs, donuts, pizza, etc.

  • I’m a stay at home under Covid-19, then use the time to increase your survival chances. Sorry but my thin and fit means i have will likely survive at 64. I was under ‘stay at home’ I’d be jogging every day!

  • No it’s not true 100% because I’m obese and losing weight because I need too the flu has helped me not get sick for 2 years now I also have gaatroparesis and the flu will help me not die because I would get very sick if I got the flu because I already have gastroparesis