Cold is caused by virus right? so then why did i suddenly get a cold out of nowhere when no one around me has?
is there some other reason for getting a cold all of a sudden? i usually catch it very easily from people but this time it happened all on its own :/
- Damon LyonLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The virus does not have to be on a person for you to catch it. Most colds are passed by people touching things, such as door knobs, counter tops, or phones. The way that nurses avoid catching colds and flues is by washing their hands constantly.
Its also quite possible to be the first person in an area to contract the virus.