The common cold is usually caused by a rhinovirus.
Rhinoviruses may play a critical role in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among the human population.
Viruses spread easier during the winter than other times of the year, but being outside isn’t the main cause of transmission.
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Going out in the cold won't necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it's wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Five respiratory viruses everyone should know about.
It’s an age-old battle between parents and kids.
Leaving your coat at home on a cold winter day doesn't automatically mean you're going to get sick. But it could make you more susceptible to germs.
Students line up to sanitize their hands to avoid the contact of coronavirus in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 28, 2020.
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With coronavirus continuing to spread, you may wonder: How do I know if I might have it? An infectious disease expert explains.
Getting rid of this scourge is nothing to be sneezed at.
Only a lab test can confirm what virus you’ve been infected with.
Influenza or flu is one of those dustbin words used by the media and by health professionals to cover the myriad causes of a respiratory infection. The only way to be sure is with laboratory testing of…