The truth is, the flu and the common cold are caused by viruses. People get sick more often in the winter because they are exposed to each other more in the winter than in the summer. When it is cold outside, people tend to stay inside and are more likely to spread germs to one another. Also, because school is in session, kids are around each other all day and are not afraid to share their germs. With so many people in such close contact, the likelihood of passing germs is much higher when it is cold outside than when it is warm and people are outdoors. In tropical areas, where it does not get cold, the common cold and flu season generally occurs during the rainy season. But again, these illnesses are not caused by the rain. They are just more prevalent because people come in closer contact with each other than they do during the dry season.
Participants: Rama Tiwari and Amaya Shukla
Experts: Dr. Vevek Nangia
Programme Format: Magazine
Date of Broadcast: 0000-00-00
Date of Upload: 2011-07-20 17:37:26
File Format: MP3
Themes: Health --> Diseases and Conditions