RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study released this month, published on social network site ResearchGate, shows that the sun can be a great ally in the fight against influenza A virus. According to the scientists behind the study, exposure to the noon sun's rays can deactivate the virus that causes the disease in up to 34 minutes.

The research, led by Jose-Luis Sagripanti and David Lytle, supposedly published in an unnamed scientific journal, but without peer review, showed that bright sunlight is extremely effective against the influenza virus and can disable up to 90 percent of viral load . . .

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