Others show some reduction in the severity and duration of cold symptoms when taken in the early stages of a cold.
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For influenza, there are two well-known routes. The common cold in adults: Passengers are sharing what it was like when they were stranded. In general, viruses are not likely to be a danger on surfaces very long.
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