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We become more social when infected with the flu virus

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

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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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