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Can a Person Contract Two Colds at One Time?

The rhinovirus that causes most cases of the common cold comes in many strains ā€” at least 99, to be exact. As a result, it has long been theorized that a person could be sickened with more than one cold strain at the same time. But recent studies of the common cold and its behavior in the human body have revealed some surprises.

In a study published in the journal Science this year, a team of researchers showed that when two strains of the virus infected a person, they could link up and swap genetic material in a process called recombination, which was once thought to be impossible in the rhinovirus.

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