Why We Get Sick in Cold Weather

Posted by on Sunday, October 23, 2016
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In short, we actually don't get sick in cold weather.

Infectious illnesses, germs make you sick, not cold weather itself.

You have to come in contact with rhinoviruses to catch a cold. And you need to be infected with influenza viruses to contract the flu.

Rhinoviruses peak in spring and fall, and influenza viruses peak in the winter.

The Team

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