Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to stomach flu

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Not only is a case of norovirus gastroenteritis the personification of misery, but the virus that causes it is also one of the most contagious pathogens of all.

Although luck (and staying the hell away from someone who is sick) play a part in determining who might avoid participating in the “Hurling Olympics,” there is another factor involved, which may surprise you – your blood type.

How do we know this? It’s because of a bunch of lunatics who volunteered to be infected with the virus.

People with 0 type blood were not only more likely to get sick but also got sicker than the other following exposure to norovirus.

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People with blood types AB and B type blood had a lower risk of becoming infected.

When those in the AB/B groups did get infected they were less likely to get sick.

People with blood type A were least likely to get the bug.

The infection, or lack thereof, of one of the most contagious pathogens on earth, is clearly a complicated process involving some components of the immune system but not others.

Read full, original post: Do You Get The Stomach Bug While Others Dodge It? It Could Be Your Blood

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