How do viruses that cause viral throat infection get into the body?

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Viruses are very small organisms that can get into the body through insect bites, swallowing, inhaling, and sexual contact. Viruses that cause viral throat infections are typically swallowed or inhaled through close contact with a person or object that is carrying the virus. Breathing in viruses that someone else has sneezed or coughed out happens easily in places where many people gather.

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Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Aside from strep throat, most sore throats caused by are contagious, viral throat infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The most common culprits of a viral throat infection include coxsackievirus, mononucleosis, and ...

the flu. Mononucleosis (mono) is a virus that causes symptoms that can last for weeks or months at a time. Viral throat infections are best treated with rest, liquids and other home remedies. If the sore throat causes you to have trouble breathing or a high fever, or results in spots in the back of your throat, call your doctor.
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