Flu vs meningitis

Thomas Chimento chimento at neuron.arc.nasa.gov
Tue Aug 8 10:19:49 EST 1995


In article <9508071457592.The_Win-D.syama at delphi.com>, syama at delphi.com
(Sunil Khemaney) wrote:

> Can you catch flu from someone who has just received flu shots
> and is exhibiting flu symptoms?
> 
No, because the flu shot is NOT causing the recipient to exhibit flu
symptoms. They are having a reaction to the shot, but it is not flu.
This is a case of misperception by the public that even though they
got the flu shot they came down with the flu anyway - often right
after getting the shot. What really happened is they caught one of the
hundreds of other cold/flu viruses, not the one they were vaccinated
against, and then blame the flu shot.
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