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What Causes a Cold?

  • There are more than 200 different kinds of cold viruses
  • The most common is the rhinovirus, from “rhino” (Greek for “nose”), where the cold virus commonly enters the body
  • People put their hands to their eyes and noses nearly 50 times a day
  • If you touch a contaminated surface, it’s easy to spread the virus to yourself and others by touching your nose and eyes
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