03.04.2014 Back to News

Scientists still stumped by colds, flu in the winter

Scientists and physicians still aren't certain why colds and influenza thrive in the winter.


"There's some science and a lot of speculation", said Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.


A combination of factors may cause the viruses that infect people with colds and flu to be more prevalent during the winter.


Dr. Mandy Bajwa of Methodist Physicians Clinic said it's been a fairly typical year for colds. The circumstantial evidence is undeniable that people spread it among one another.


Read the full Omaha World-Herald story.