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Older Folks May Not Be As Vulnerable to Swine Flu
By Alejandra Owens, May 26, 2009 01:49 PM
While the term "older people and children" is being thrown around frequently in the midst of swine flu cases found in the U.S. (in other words, older folks and kids are in more danger of getting really sick from the virus), new research has led the Center for Disease and Control to announce that people older 60 may actually have a higher immunity to swine flu than previously thought. Via Associated Press:
"The CDC said tests show higher levels of swine flu-fighting antibodies in the blood of older people than in younger ones, probably from exposure to earlier viruses similar to swine flu."
Yet the CDC also says it's not exactly clear how safe older people are from the infection, so please folks, take the same precautions anyone would to avoid the virus and seek our medical attention if you're feeling a fluish!