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what are some upper respiratory tract infections caused by viruses?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
URI causes: There are a whole host of viruses that attack the respiratory tract and cause URI type symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever etc). Many times doctors can't diagnose them because we don't have the tools. Usually in research settings, though, we can check. I think of rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, adenoviruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, and metapneumoviruses.
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

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