• Question: If you were an infectious disease, which would you be and why?

    Asked by 839epdj46 to Kevin on 15 Jun 2017.
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      Kevin Pollock answered on 15 Jun 2017:

      I like HPV – you get into the skin cells and if the immune system doesn’t remove you, you take your time and start to cause cancer – plus, it is very infectious so I’d be able to infect lots of people – the ideal pathogen is one that has high infectivity but doesn’t kill the host quickly. Another example is the common cold or rhinovirus.