Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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It Is Almost Time For Autumn Colds

"Colds in summertime can last for weeks, at times seemingly going away and then suddenly storming back with a vengeance, infectious-disease experts say. A winter cold, by contrast, is typically gone in a few days. The reason for the difference: Summer colds are caused by different viruses from the ones that bring on sniffling and sneezing in the colder months. And some of the things people commonly do in the summer can prolong the illness, like being physically active and going in and out of air-conditioned buildings."

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Springtime syphilis is the worst.

hershmire (#233,671)

I just entered week three of my cold and have developed bronchitis. So much for summer.

Naegleria fowleri is a summertime villain, scary and sensational, the “Brain-eating Amoeba.” Even the name is villainous. It is an amoeba that lives in fresh water, especially warm water, and is a cause of brain infections, almost always resulting in death.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/molecules-to-medicine/2013/08/27/wheres-the-real-danger-from-infection-this-summer/

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@Brooklyn Battery Indeed, Naegleria Fowleri would make a great name for a Bond temptress-villain.

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