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What increases my risk for infective rhinitis?

Infective rhinitis, or the common cold, is caused by a highly contagious virus. You increase your risk of contracting the virus by contact with someone who has a cold. The fluids that are discharged by the mucous membranes of a person with a cold contain live virus that is easily spread to others. An infected person should use extra precautions to prevent spreading the virus. These precautions include avoiding touching others, coughing and sneezing into tissues and discarding them appropriately, and using hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes.

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