The FLU constantly mutates into different strains. It is possible to get the flu more than once in any given year and even though the immune system has built immunity to one strain, it is possible to catch another.
Yes, it's possible.
No. 10 years of age and younger are supposed to get it twice.11 and older only get is once.BTW: this is for swine fluAsk docter about regular flu
Yes right, but flu shot can be help to reduce spreading more in your circle.
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well getting swine flu twice is about as likely as getting chicken pox twice. it is possible and does happen to people however it is not that common. So u can get swine flu twice however its harder to get it the second time and i do not think anyone has got swine flu for the third time as its basically impossible as the first and second time you have to take tami-flu which helps fight swine therefore making it impossible to get it a third time as the immune system is to strong. hope i helped. please leave feedback on my message board.
If you are exposed to an identical version of the flu that you had previously after you have recovered fully from it the first time, then your body should have developed immunity to all genetically identical kinds of flu and you would not get it a second time. However, the flu can change by mutations and if it does change enough that the immune system no longer sees it as identical, then you would not have immunity to the mutated strain. This is a similar concept to why we need different seasonal flu vaccine every year and why there are no vaccines for the common cold.You can get the flu twice in one season, but it would not be the same flu virus.
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The Spanish flu?
Yes and no technically u have to take it once a year
In theory yes because there are many types of flu virus. However, this would be extremely rare.
Well I'm the proof that you can! I've been sick with the flu again after I've just recovered from it 3 weeks prior to that. It would usually be a different type of flu the second time, though.
Usually not the same exact one that you had previously, if you are an otherwise healthy person with a healthy immune system.An example is the flu. Influenza is caused by a virus. If you are exposed to an identical version of the flu that you had previously after you have recovered fully from it the first time, then your body should have developed immunity to all genetically identical kinds of flu and you would not get it a second time. However, the flu can change by mutations and if it does change enough that the immune system no longer sees it as identical, then you would not have immunity to the mutated strain. You can get the flu twice, but if the immune system is properly functioning, it would not be the same flu virus.
it means u suk
Not harmful, just expensive and unnnecessary.
Viral immunity is typically pretty good for a healthy person, but there are many variations of both cold and flu. You won't get the *same* virus twice, but you may easily get a virus that has the same symptoms twice in the same year.
Yes, the thing with influenza is that it is a negatively stranded RNA virus that does not contain an proofreading region in it's RNA polymerase. Therefore, it mutates very rapidly, which is why you have to get a flu vaccination every year as the strains are constantly changing.
Pay twice of wat u sold it for.... or say it is contaminated with swine flu because u sneeze in it
No, Swine Flu is just one strain of the many flu viruses. Flu is an abbreviation for influenza. So Swine Flu is a type of flu, but all flu is not the swine flu, there are other kinds.
It is a possibility that you can get flu symptoms if you get the flu shot but it is NOT the flu, just side effects.
Yes, depends on your immune system . Everyone says you can't get the same flu twice in a row within 1-2 weeks, and if you get another flu within that time period, and it's the same symptoms but last longer or shorter, it's the SAME, it's just your body's getting it all out so you won't have it again. Until or if it comes in contact with you in a few months or years or if lucky not at all, that's why NO one asks " can you get the flu three times or four times or five times within a ______ amount of time" comen since.!
no because you just got a flu shot so you wont get the flu
A mixture of the standard Human Flu, Bird Flu and Pig Flu. This creates a new strain of flu called swine flu (Influenza A H1 N1).
flu is short for influenza
If you actively have the flu, then the flu shot will not cure it. The flu shot is a preventative measure. There are many strains of flu. Once you have a strain of flu, you are immune to it in the future. The flu shot changes year to year in anticipation of what strains will be prevalent. Once you have gotten the flu shot, there is no need to get the same flu shot that year.