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Doctor insights on: What Is The Cause Of The Common Cold

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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What are the causes of the common cold?

What are the causes of the common cold?

Viruses: Common colds are caused by viruses, rhinovirus is the most common. ...Read more

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What kind of pathogens cause the common cold?

A number of viruses: Rhinoviruses are the most common pathogens among them. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the common cold?

Many viruses: The common cold is caused by a variety of respiratory viruses, including rhinovirus, coronavirus, and adenovirus, just to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes the common cold?

What causes the common cold?

Many viruses: A variety of viruses (rhinoviruses and others). Unfortunately, although you develop immunity to the cold virus you just had, the next circulating virus will be different, so your immunity does you no good. ...Read more