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How does rhinovirus effect our cells?

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Dr. Scott Trimas
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Common cold

Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us.
It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control.

In brief: Common cold

Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us.
It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control.
Dr. Scott Trimas
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Good question

The virus attaches to receptors on the walls of cells in the lining of our airways.
It is taken into the cell and causes the cell to release a variety of chemicals that produce the symptoms of a cold: fever, runny nose, sore throat, etc. Some of the chemicals also attract inflammatory response cells to the area of infection.

In brief: Good question

The virus attaches to receptors on the walls of cells in the lining of our airways.
It is taken into the cell and causes the cell to release a variety of chemicals that produce the symptoms of a cold: fever, runny nose, sore throat, etc. Some of the chemicals also attract inflammatory response cells to the area of infection.
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