Team Discovers Link Between Cold Severity, Bacteria Living in Your Nose

Source: University of Virginia

Summary: Researchers have determined that the mix of bacteria that live inside your nose yes, there are organisms living inside your nose correlates with the type and severity of cold symptoms you develop.

Infection of nose

Samples collected as part of the ongoing cold studies at the University of Virginia. Credit: Dan Addison | University of Virginia Communications

More Information: Markus J. Lehtinen et al. Nasal microbiota clusters associate with inflammatory response, viral load, and symptom severity in experimental rhinovirus challenge, Scientific Reports (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-29793-w

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