The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


Rhinoviruses, also known as Human Rhinovirus, abbreviated HRV, are one of the many causes of the common cold. In fact, around 50 percent of all cold are caused by rhinoviruses, with the other major candidates being coronaviruses, influenza A or B virus, and minor causative agents like parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, and enterovirus (Makela and Puhakka, 1997). However, due to the complex molecular structure of rhinoviruses, a cure for the common cold caused by HRV is still in the making. Several new treatments have been discovered, impacting the virus as different stages of its life, hopefully to prevent those colds that are cause by HRV. Most are still in the process of development, and some have adverse effects. Hopefully, in the near future, a cure will be developed, saving millions of people per year from that annual plague. (Greenberg, 2003).



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