Updated: Nov 23
When we catch the flu, it’s always a good idea to isolate and recover without infecting anyone around us – and not just because we're contagious. Research shows that our behavior changes when we've been exposed to the flu virus, making us more social.
How crazy is that?
A study published in the Annals of Epidemiology says, “Human social behavior does, indeed, change with exposure. Compared to the 48 hours pre-exposure, participants interacted with significantly more people, and in significantly larger groups, during the 48 hours immediately post-exposure.”
Not a laughing matter, but this finding sure does make one want to chuckle.
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