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Many people can't help but it quite winter weather with a cold and flu season with all the sneezing and sniffling and runny noses that go around during the colder months it's easy to see why.
But cool a common cure for the old soon be right on the horizon.
Doctor Lehman Welker joins us now doctor -- I have done in my history is a reporter.
Probably a dozen stores all the cure for the common goal is right on the horizon but this is different.
This is business from the University of Maryland school of medicine doctor Steven Liggett is one of the senior.
Authors on this study with University of Wisconsin Madison.
And what they did is they sequence there -- 99 different rhino viruses and that's why it's hard to find a single cure.
Or drug that treats it and for the first time they've cracked the genetic code on all 99.
Group them into fifteen.
So now if they can develop a test to see which category you have then maybe there's a choice of anti viral you can use.
And they found areas where they had hot spots that they mutated.
So there's this opens the doors for possible vaccine there some of them actually target that -- part of the bug exactly and that's what they found that they found out.
Which where they mutate most commonly.
And what groups have similarities and that's the difference it's just been too wide but 75% of all colds are rhino viruses.
This is not something if you'll excuse the very bad on the Sunnis that because because cold cost our economy and cost people their lives yeah absolutely you're right like sixty billion annually in lost school days lost work days.
Over the counter cold medicines inappropriate antibiotic.
And also people would after months sometimes COLT can be fatal.
And there's the theory now that it actually called -- small children may trigger the immune system and cause that month though.
Food's a pretty big deal it's it's and it's never too late into of course talk about the things we can do now proactively help from getting the coals right.
Well first I did talk to doctor Steven -- and he thinks within two years we can have a significant therapy so that's pretty excited but you're right.
Prevention is key so wash your hands all the time that's the best thing don't touch your face tell your kids not to touch their face.
Don't eat anything tell you wash your hands you know stay healthy get a lot of sleep vegetable vitamin C those things trying to reduce your stress that I'm really you can't overestimate how important is to wash your hands are watching your dance everytime you touch an elevator button a door handle I shopping cart handle the teeming with germs -- those germs they're everywhere absolutely -- --
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