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Severity of viral infections may be related to the sex of the patient
 

Severity of viral infections may be related to the sex of the patient

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A recent study suggests that the virulence of viruses is harsher in infected men compared to women, while the ambitious Global Virome Project seeks to locate and predict the evolution of unknown viruses.
 
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17 Dec 2016 - General
 
The effect of virus suddenly is not as simple as we thought it to be. One can surmise that men have more severe viral illnesses due to weak immune system as a consequence of an unhealthy lifestyle. However, recent studies hypothesise that viruses can recognize its host. Its preference on producing illness lies on the capability of the host to become a carrier. If a potential carrier is infected, a virus will try to remain silent as it is passed on. It can be a good observation that can make us u...
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