Tag Archives: Rhinovirus

The common cold might protect you from coronavirus – here’s how

The common cold is usually caused by a rhinovirus. Shutterstock/fizkes Matthew James, Queen’s University Belfast We often assume that viral infections are caused by individual virus types. But in reality, we’re exposed to many viruses on a day to day basis, and co-infection – where someone is simultaneously infected by two or more virus types – is quite common. The …

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With all the focus on coronavirus, let’s not forget the other respiratory viruses

Drazen Zigic/Shutterstock Connor Bamford, Queen’s University Belfast y Grace C Roberts, Queen’s University Belfast With coronaviruses taking over our news feeds – and lives – you may be fooled into thinking it’s the only virus affecting humans at the moment. But it’s important to remember that there are many viruses, especially respiratory viruses, that regularly infect us. These viruses range …

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