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  1. “Psst, Psst, Psst! “ Are you talking to me “Yes my friend, just wanted you to learn more about me” Infectious Disease Common Cold By: Rafeena Khan • Facts the Common Cold • Infectious Agent • Pathogens such as Virus • Over 200 viruses can cause the common cold. The rhinovirus is the most common type of virus that causes colds • Method of Transmission • Can be transmitted via Coughs, sneezes and eating utensils, etc. • Airborne, enters through the respiratory tract of a susceptible host • Time Period • Could be a little as 12 or as much as 72 hours to incubate • Could last up to from 3 days to 2 weeks • Length of Communicability • Approximately 1 day before the symptoms began to 2-3 days after severe illness. • Signs & Symptoms • Very contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract, low grade fever, chills, runny nose, soar throat, muscle & headaches and feeling of fatigue. This may happen sudden. • Prevention • Good personal hygiene (cover sneeze, cough and wash hands after either, wash hands before eating, after using the bathroom and playing outside) • Avoid Aspirin products • Avoid close contact with people who have colds or other upper respiratory infections My name is VIRUS and I can make you very sick! VIRUS Cover your sneeze is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. V– Virus is an infectious agent, often highly host-specific Dictionary.com I– Include your daily recommended meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables and whole grains in your diet to build a strong immune system R– Remember to cover your sneeze and cough and wash your hands U– Make sure to take your meds especially your antibiotics as recommended by your doctor and get plenty of rest S - Stay away from sick kids Washing hands with soap and water after your cough and sneeze is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. Cover your sneeze is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness. Site: Marotz, L.R., Cross, M.Z, & Rush, J.M. http://www.cdc.gov/http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/URI/colds.html