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Common cold

Author: R Eccles; Olaf F Weber
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Series: Birkhäuser advances in infectious diseases.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The common cold is unlike any other human disease. It seems impossible to defeat and affects all of us on a regular basis. Due to the large number of viruses causing colds any specific cure is a major challenge. This unique book brings together a wide range of topics, from our ancestors' views about disease, followed by the questions why and how we sneeze, cough and get a runny nose, to the intricacies of host-virus  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Common cold.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009
(DLC) 2009928444
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Eccles; Olaf F Weber
ISBN: 9783764399122 3764399120
OCLC Number: 505431722
Description: 1 online resource (x, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A short history of the common cold --
Mechanisms of symptoms of common cold and flu --
Common respiratory infections diagnosed in general practice --
Epidemiology --
The role of viruses in the etiology and pathogenesis of common cold --
Etiology of the common cold: Modulating factors --
Host defenses --
Transmission of colds --
Interventions to prevent transmission of the common cold --
Antivirals for the common cold --
Antibiotic use for common cold --
Over the counter medicines for colds --
Vitamins and minerals --
Herbal, traditional and alternative remedies.
Series Title: Birkhäuser advances in infectious diseases.
Responsibility: Ronald Eccles, Olaf Weber, editors.


The common cold is unlike any other human disease because of two f- tors: firstly, it is arguably the most common human disease and, secondly, it is one of the most complex diseases because of the  Read more...


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