GEORGE GEE JACKSON, M.D.; HARRY F. DOWLING, M.D., F.A.C.P.; TRUMAN O. ANDERSON, Ph.D., M.D.; LOUISE RIFF, B.S.; JACK SAPORTA, M.S.; MARVIN TURCK, M.D.
Common upper respiratory viral infections, despite their frequency, have been something of an enigma to physicians and scientists in general. Little has been known about their specific etiology and the factors that influence susceptibility or resistance to infection. A prevalent view, even within recent years, has been that there is a common cold virus to which only man is susceptible, and which causes recurrent symptomatic infections without establishing immunity of the host. This concept now appears to be far too simple. Within the last decade, information has accumulated rapidly on the etiology of these common infections and the susceptibility of
JACKSON GG, DOWLING HF, ANDERSON TO, RIFF L, SAPORTA J, TURCK M. SUSCEPTIBILITY AND IMMUNITY TO COMMON UPPER RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS—THE COMMON COLD12. Ann Intern Med. ;53:719–738. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-719
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