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The Common Cold (Infographic)

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 1, 2011 | Categories: Family and Health, Graphics, Infographs, Information

I so hope I don't jinx myself, but I don't get a cold (and never have had the flu)very often. I've been extremely fortunate. However, it is getting that time of the year again, when those cold germs seem to be going around.

The common cold is one of the most common diseases in the United States. The time that the average American spends sick with the cold in their lifetime is equal to about five years. Wow! Here's a basic overview of the common cold:

 

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8 Responses to The Common Cold (Infographic)

  1. Katie says:

    thanks for all the tips – it’s definitely that time of year!

  2. blueviolet says:

    5 years? That is bizarre!!!

  3. I love this graphic. I am sick all the time. My body grabs every single bad thing there is when I leave the house.

  4. Penelope says:

    Eek, makes me want to stay in all winter!

  5. Donna says:

    @Crystal – I would usually agree. However, with the recent studies that Vitamin C doesn’t do anything to help ward off colds, plus the fact that vitamins in general are actually not good for you, in fact, bad for you, makes me think twice. Who knows?!?!

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