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The Common Cold: Just How Common is it?

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

The term coronavirus refers to a large family of viruses. While COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus, it may be interesting to know that the coronavirus family can also cause the common cold (WHO 2020).

As its name suggests, the common cold (or upper respiratory tract infection) is a highly prevalent viral infection that can be caused by over 200 types of viruses. It affects the nose, ears and throat (Healthy WA n.d.).

Most cold-causing viruses belong to either the coronavirus or rhinovirus families. As there are so many viruses that can cause a cold, it is possible to have one cold after another from unrelated strains (Healthdirect 2018).

At this stage, it is not considered possible to be immunised against the cold due to the number of viruses that can cause it (Simancas-Racines et al. 2017).

Prevalence of the Common Cold

The cold is considered the most common contagious disease in Australia, the most common reason for being absent from school or work, and the most common reason for seeing a general practitioner (Lung Foundation Australia n.d.).

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Title
The Common Cold: Just How Common is it?
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Infectious disease
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
17-Mar-2020
End Date
17-Mar-2023
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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