Is this true about common colds in the summer months?

I read that they are a different strain with more severe symptoms and also can affect the stomach and is the same virus that causes polio

Have you ever gotten a cold in the summer that felt like a normal cold and did not include digestive upsets?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • 12 months ago

    You read some very weird information. If summer colds were caused by the polio virus, then people who have been inoculated against polio would never get them. And pretty much everybody HAS been inoculated against polio.

    There are different strains of the common cold, but this has nothing to do with the season. The reason fewer people get colds in summer is that people are outside more and have their doors and windows open more, thus they are not often in close quarters with the virus.

  • 12 months ago

    That is not true. There are several viruses implicated in typical cold symptoms, the symptoms being the same regardless of season. Some viruses could result in GI problems, they would be a different virus. Polio has been eradicated.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    You read rubbish. It's the same virus all year, no way is it the same as a polio virus. Stop reading comics.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.