The Common Cold

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The Common Cold

The human being is the host for the common cold.

Source of InfectionPerson to person contact or inanimate objects. People in close proximity, such as children in a daycare or school, acquire the disease easier.

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The Common Cold

AgentsRhinovirus, parainfluenza respiratory syncytial birus, coronavirus, and adenovirus are the most common viral infectious agents.

We have all experienced it - the common cold. It all begins with a sore scratchy throat, stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, and body aches. Children may even get a fever from it. The cold is an acute and self-limited illness that requires losts of rest and antipyretics.


Portals of EntryNasal mucosaConjunctival surfacesRespiratory tractGerms get in when you rub your eyes or nose with dirty fingers.

5 days incubation after initial contact.First 3 days symptoms appear, it is highly contagious


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