Transmission of experimental rhinovirus colds in volunteer married couples.

  title={Transmission of experimental rhinovirus colds in volunteer married couples.},
  author={Donn J D'Alessio and J. A. Peterson and C R Dick and E. C. Dick},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={133 1},
Communicability of rhinovirus type 16 or type 55 was studied in 24 childless couples; on partner (the donor) was infected with laboratory-grown virus. Initially, both partners lacked antibody to the challenge agent. Rates of transmission between partners were 41% and 33% for type 16 and type 55, respectively. These rates are similar to those determined in epidemiologic studies of natural rhinovirus infection. Although the mucosa of the anterior nares was shown to be highly susceptible to… CONTINUE READING

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