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Don't Let a Cold Get You Down! According to WebMD, Americans get, on average, three to four colds a year. Here's how to protect yourself.

Last updated 6 years ago

We’re a decade into the 21st century and scientists are no closer to that most elusive goal: a cure for the common cold. If anything, cold viruses seem more formidable than ever.

Until recently, researchers thought there were about 100 variants of rhinoviruses, the most common cause of the common cold. Now, using advanced screening tests, they’ve discovered a whole new group of rhinoviruses. “It’s beginning to look as if there may be as many as 200” cold viruses, says cold expert Owen Hendley, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and one of the world’s leading experts on cold viruses.  To read the rest of this article and get more cold seaon adivce Click Here to view the full article.

By Peter Jaret
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
www.WebMD.com

 

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