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Everybody will get ill! Use the convenient healthiness advisor TO COLDS AND FLU to discover the typical chilly and the flu, how those ailments are unfold, handled, and avoided.

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The stomach virus is actually a milder illness, and its symptoms usually last for only twenty-four hours or so. Is It a Cold or the Flu? com Chapter 4 THE BODY DEFENDS ITSELF The body has many defenses against germs. Cold or flu viruses that get into the mouth may be swept into the tonsils, where white blood cells are on patrol. Like good soldiers, the white cells surround germs and destroy them. Other viruses are swallowed. When they get down into the stomach, they are destroyed in a pool of acid.

Viruses cannot live by themselves. They can live only inside a living animal or plant. The viruses that cause colds can live in the soft, wet lining inside a person’s nose and throat. More than 200 different kinds of viruses can cause colds. Viruses are much too small to see. In fact, you can’t even see a virus with a magnifying glass or a typical microscope. Scientists need special electron microscopes to see a virus. Nobody even knew viruses existed until about a hundred years ago. How small is a virus?

More than 200 different kinds of viruses can cause colds. Viruses are much too small to see. In fact, you can’t even see a virus with a magnifying glass or a typical microscope. Scientists need special electron microscopes to see a virus. Nobody even knew viruses existed until about a hundred years ago. How small is a virus? Picture this: If a virus were as big as an ant, then you would be as big as the whole Earth! Image Credit: 3D4Medical/Photo Researchers, Inc. Viruses are tiny. These cold viruses have been magnified many times.

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