Epidemiology [chapter]

Ian M. Mackay, Katherine E. Arden, Stephen B. Lambert
2009 Commond Cold  
The common cold is the result of an upper respiratory tract infection causing an acute syndrome characterised by a combination of non-specific symptoms, including sore throat, cough, fever, rhinorrhoea, malaise, headache, and myalgia. Respiratory viruses, alone or in combination, are the most common cause.
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