An explanation for the seasonality of acute upper respiratory tract viral infections.

@article{Eccles2002AnEF,
  title={An explanation for the seasonality of acute upper respiratory tract viral infections.},
  author={Ronald Eccles},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={183-91}
}
Despite a great increase in our understanding of the molecular biology of the viruses associated with acute upper respiratory tract viral infections (URTIs) there is a remarkable lack of knowledge and ideas about why URTI should exhibit a seasonal incidence. Most publications in this area either acknowledge a complete lack of any explanation for the seasonality of URTI or put forward an explanation relating to an increased "crowding" of susceptible persons in winter. This review will discuss… CONTINUE READING
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