Most frequent cause of the common cold.
Runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, watery eyes, fatigue.
Mode of Transmission:
Direct person-to-person by droplet/ contact through coughing/sneezing or secretions on hands.
Indirect contact by exposure to contaminated respiratory secretions on articles/environmental surfaces.
2 to 4 days.
Period of Communicability:
1 to 3 weeks.
Nasopharyngeal swab (virus testing).
Droplet/Contact Precautions - hand hygiene, gloves, gown, protective eyewear, mask.