The Common Cold

Ralph A. Sorensen rsorense at GETTYSBURG.EDU
Wed Oct 18 07:41:26 EST 1995


The frequesncy of colds increases during cold weather. There are two 
explanations why. First, individuals are clustered indoors during cold 
weather and are therefore more likely to exchange viral particles. Second, 
the physiological stress associated with frequent chilling depressses the 
immune response. Can anyone point me to a current review discussing the 
relative contribution of each in the etiology of the common cold?
                                                    
Ralph A. Sorensen
Biology Department, Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325           
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