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Colds (cont.)

Cold Prevention

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Do not share utensils or towels with anyone.
  • Wear gloves while in public places, such as public transportation during the winter cold season.
  • There is no vaccine to prevent colds. There are two major reasons vaccines are not being sought for colds. First, almost every person who gets a cold recovers without any complications, and second, with over 250 viral types, producing an effective vaccine against most or all viral types is nearly impossible with current techniques.
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