Common cold

The common cold is a mild upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. It spreads from person to person through the air, in droplets expelled from coughing and sneezing, and from close personal contact by hand.It usually starts through the nose and throat and may later descend to the bronchial tubes. It generally clears up without treatment after a few days. It is more frequent in the winter and spring. The infection spreads more easily with certain factors: contact with small children, regular smoking, malnutrition and/or stress.

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Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 12:47
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