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Number of Rhinovirus strains

How many Rhinovirus strains are there?

99

It is widely known the fact that Rhinoviruses are the most common viral infective agents in humans.  Needless to say, they are the predominant cause of the common cold.  It is important to know that there are 99 recognized types of Human rhinoviruses.  Keep in mind that they differ according to their surface proteins.  Needless to say, there are two modes of transmission: via aerosols of respiratory droplets and from contaminated surfaces.  Do not forget also about the direct person-to-person contact. It is also known the fact that symptoms of the common cold include sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and cough.

This fact is verified on : November 20, 2013.





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