The Severity Of A Viral Infection Is Linked To What?


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It's really just a contest between the tenacity of the strain of virus versus the overall effectiveness of the infected individual's immune system. The more potency a virus has in general, along with any abilities to adapt and mutate, will have a direct impact on the difficulty the host's antibodies will have killing it off. Since there are relatively few effective antiviral medications, the physical condition of the individual in question is a key factor, as well.

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