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what causes cold and cough

The common cold is a self-limited contagious

disease that can be caused by a number of different types of viruses. The common cold is medically referred to as a viral upper respiratory tract infection

Other commonly implicated viruses include coronavirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and parainfluenza virus

Because so many different viruses can cause the common cold, and because new cold viruses constantly develop, the body never builds up resistance against all of them.