Seasonality of Respiratory Viral Infections.

  title={Seasonality of Respiratory Viral Infections.},
  author={Miyu Moriyama and Walter Hugentobler and Akiko Iwasaki},
  journal={Annual review of virology},
The seasonal cycle of respiratory viral diseases has been widely recognized for thousands of years, as annual epidemics of the common cold and influenza disease hit the human population like clockwork in the winter season in temperate regions. Moreover, epidemics caused by viruses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 occur during the winter months. The mechanisms underlying the seasonal nature of respiratory viral infections have… 

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