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Kissing and the Common Cold?

Valentine’s Day always brings the question “Can you catch a cold by kissing?” A 1984 experiment gave this answer: “Casual social encounters or kisses between infected and susceptible individuals are probably unlikely to result in the transmission of rhinoviruses.”

The study is “Short-Duration Exposure and the Transmission of Rhinoviral Colds,” D.J. D’Alessio, C.K. Meschievitz, J.A. Peterson, C.R. Dick and E.C. Dick, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 150, no. 2, August 1984, pp. 189-94.

Read the original article at: Improbable Research

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