The common cold is unlike any other human disease. It seems impossible to defeat and affects all of us on a regular basis. Due to the large number of viruses causing colds any specific cure is a major challenge. This unique book brings together a wide range of topics, from our ancestors’ views about disease, followed by the questions why and how we sneeze, cough and get a runny nose, to the intricacies of host-virus interactions and immunological phenomena on the molecular level. Popular treatments, 'over the counter' medicines and interventions are reviewed. Finally recent developments and new treatment options are highlighted.
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A short history of the common cold
Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu
Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice
The role of viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of common cold
Transmission of colds
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