55827731 story Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You 351 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Wednesday January 22, 2014 @09:26AM from the suffer-for-the-good-of-society dept. sciencehabit writes "When you've got the flu, it can't hurt to take an aspirin or an ibuprofen to control the fever and make you feel better, right? Wrong, some scientists say. Lowering your body temperature may make the virus replicate faster and increase the risk that you transmit it to others. A new study claims that there are at least 700 extra influenza deaths in the United States every year because people suppress their fever."