Name: Common Cold
Scientific Name:
Acute viral rhinopharyngitis


In ancient egypt, cold were known to spread in the American Indian Aztec and Maya civilizations. Walter Kruse in germany in 1914 showed viruses that caused the common cold. In 1946 the Medical Reasearch Counsil was the first to discover the rhinoviruses. This virus is world wide anybody who is breathing can and possibly will get it.

Virus Physical Descriptions


  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Muscles Aches
  • Loss of Appetite

Transmission of The Cold Most colds are spread by human to human not taking "healthy" precautions. When people sneeze on you when they are sick, most likly you will get the common cold. Touching doorknobs that infected people touch will in fact get you sick.

Virus Structure
The rhinovirus has four protein VP1, VP2,VP3, and VP4. VP stands for polyomavirus are virus that have DNA. The Rhinovirus sturcture is an octagon shape with circles floating around them with the DNA inside of the otcagon.(see picture below/)

What does the virus affect The virus affect the nasal cells which can damage your immune system that will shut down when you are sick.

Yes we can! You can not fight the bacteria but you can stop the symptoms from the cold. By taking acetaminophen it can relieve the symptoms which you can anytime.