Why do people get sick more during the colder half of the year than the warmer half of the year?
- it is iLv 57 months agoFavorite Answer
Cold is a stress on the body, just as heat would be if we lived in more tropical regions- like Sahara. Most people now stay out of the cold but then they are intermixed more with people and it's easier for germs to spread. Plus it's dryer in the winter so there is less of a protective layer of mucus on your nose.
- 7 months ago
Because of the cold weather, of course, the breezy winds can be effective to the nose and can cause cold and cough or flu!
- RickLv 77 months ago
They stay INSIDE close to other people so it's easier to pass 'bugs' around ...................
- 7 months ago
They don't, we just get more snow days.
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- Ryde,0nLv 77 months ago
Two common theories . 1) people spend more time in doors in closer proximity to each other spreading infection . 2) body temperature ( such as a fever ) plays a role in breeding of infection . even a fraction of a degree drop in body temperature gives the ' bugs ' an advantage they might not have in warmer environments .
Edit : Some attribute the beginning of ' cold and flu season ' to children returning to school , getting together , sharing and bringing home any variety of viral and bacterial infections .
- LizLv 57 months ago
Idk but if the way people dress during the winter months is any indication, I'm not surprised. It's November and people are still dressing like it was summer - tee shirts and sandals.