The Common Cold

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The Common Cold

The Common Cold

Prevention & ControlThe best way is through good personal hygiene. Avoid exposure within 1-2 days. Watch for complications such as earaches, bronchitis, croup and pneumonia

The incubation period for the common cold is 12-72 hours and can be shared with others about 24 hours before onset of symptoms to 2-3 days after the illness.

How do you catch it?Airborne through contact with secretions from the respiratory tract, ex: coughs, sneezes, eating utencils

Signs and Symptoms"Highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract sometimes associated with slight fever, chills, runny nose, fatigue, muscle ache and headaches. Onset may be sudden."



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