Study: cold virus breeds better in cold temperatures

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The cold weather can impact your health. According to a new study at Yale the cold virus breeds better in cool temperatures.

Researchers say the cold spreads more quickly in cooler temperatures of the nasal cavity than in the warmer atmosphere of the lungs. The theory that people are more likely to catch a cold virus in chilly temperatures might be true. Yale researchers say the cold virus may thrive in lower temperatures. breathing cold air through the nose can make the nasal cavity cooler and researchers say that could increase someone’s risk of catching a cold.

Researchers say as the temperatures drop try not to let your body temperature get too cold.

News 8’s Noelle Gardner was at the shelter on Ella Grasso Boulevard with more on how the cold weather can impact your health.

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