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Does catching a cold have anything to do with exposure to cold weather?

Related Topics: Cold, Exposure, Coldness
 

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Though the common cold usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the cold weather itself does not cause the common cold. Rather, it is thought that during cold-weather months people spend more time indoors in close proximity to each other, thus facilitating the spread of the virus. For this same reason, children in day care and school are particularly prone to acquiring the common cold.

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