Viruses Might Be More Likely To Get You Sick In The Morning
Viruses seem to spread more effectively when they infect a host's body early in the day, a new study suggests.By Ryan Biek | August 16, 2016
A new study says you're more likely to get sick from a virus if you're infected in the morning.
While bacteria have cells that let them survive and reproduce in a host's body independently, viruses need to hijack the host's cells. And University of Cambridge researchers say these cells may be more vulnerable earlier in the day.
The researchers studied mice and found viruses spread 10 times more effectively when the animals were injected with the virus at "sunrise" than when they were injected later in the day.