June 22, 2024

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Study: The immune system of young children is often stronger than previously thought

Small children constantly sniff and bring home every infection. Nevertheless, their immune system is by no means weaker than that of adults, according to researchers in the journal Science Immunology after experiments with young mice and human cells.

In particular, the D cells of the immune system act quickly and efficiently when in contact with previously unknown viruses. This may explain – among other factors – the mild course of corona infection in children.