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What is "the common cold" also known as?
Acute Rhinovirus
What is the cause of the common cold?
What types of cells do Rhinovirus infect?
Respiratory mucosal cells
What is the type of receptor Rhinovirus attaches to when it infects a mucosal cell?
I-CAM 1 Receptors (Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1)
When a cell is infected by Rhinovirus, what happens to the cell?
It swells, and produces lots of mucous and chemical mediators.
What are Rhinovirus signs and symptoms?
- Rhinorrhea (discharge from nasal mucosa)
- Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx
- cough
- low grade fever
How is the common cold (rhinovirus) spread?
Most often from infected secretions found on hands