Managing viral upper respiratory infections

Aust Fam Physician. 1991 May;20(5):557-61.


The epidemiology of the common cold is reviewed with the aim of providing helpful advice for patients. Future management will include limiting the spread of the cold virus by attention to the mode of transmission and the development of anti-viral drugs, of which interferon holds the most promise.

MeSH terms

  • Common Cold / prevention & control
  • Common Cold / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Virus Diseases / therapy*