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Viruses make you sick, right? But what if there were viruses (okay, virii, whatever) that actually made you feel better? What if a virus made you feel happy, or made your eyesight sharper, or your hearing more accute, or something?

Is there any scientific reason why this could not be possible? It seems to me that making the host more healthy could allow the virus to survive better for longer.

Of course, it could already happen and we might not know, because we don't look for a virus if we're not sick.

Anyone know of any fiction written around this idea, or any studies actually done on it?
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