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whose more susceptible to getting upper respiratory tract infections?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Children and family: Children in daycare, and starting in new school often spread respiratory germs (bacteria and viruses) to each other, and then bring the germs home to their families.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contact route, Body: It depends on two major categories: 1. How you get it: direct contact, respiratory contacts and how close you are to source i.E school, family member. 2. How strong you are: age is a major factor, neonates, infants and elderly are at the highest risk, also immunosuppressed patients can be the most susceptible ones. Why more in cold weather? People more indoor, schools are open, low humidity.
Answered on May 9, 2013
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Dr. Henry Bloom
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Chronic lung disease: Anyone with chronic lung disease, such as asthma, smokers, those with immune problems, and elderly people, are more at risk.
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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Extremely common: Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold or bronchitis, are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses.

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