Cough, runny nose, fever, lack of energy – all these are typical symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI), which we so often get sick in the autumn and winter season. Pathogens of these diseases are respiratory viruses: influenza virus, a rhinovirus which causes the common cold.
You may find that the infection one automatically prevents virus infection to others, but actually it is not so. Researchers from the University of Washington (University of Washington) claim that cases of SARS patients may catch a different respiratory virus. This situation is indeed possible, as infection-fighting body really may be more susceptible to the virus.
Virologist lance Stewart (Lance Stewart) explains that in this case, the condition of the patient depends on the combination struck him viruses. “Double” SARS can flow harder than an infection caused by one virus, for example, in the case that the body at the same time get the rhinovirus and influenza virus. In that case, if both viruses cause similar symptoms, the patient may not even be aware that they are infected with two common cold viruses.
Those who suffer from chronic diseases such as asthma or other lung problems, can feel worse than most other patients – the likelihood of complications in this case could seriously increase.
The doctors, however, note that identification of the presence in the body of two cold viruses is practically impossible, especially if they cause similar symptoms. The appearance of the signs of the disease shortly after you felt improvement could indicate that you have been infected again, but simultaneous infection with rhinoviruses is very difficult to identify.
The researchers claim that in reality this situation occurs not too often: after all, our immune system provides enough protection against infections, or the people that come in contact with many virus and bacteria daily, would constantly had a cold and was coughing.