McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Mythbusters

Does Cold Weather Make You Sick?

Let’s finally bust the myth — if it’s a myth after all. Does going outside with wet hair creates a living environment for infectious agents, leading to the development of flu-like symptoms? These symptoms include but are not limited to the common cough, fever as well as headaches. Our goal is to inform the general public about the factors involved in acquiring the common cold — and whether or not cold temperatures affect its likelihood.

— Created by Anser Daud, Mario Hanna, Khizar Karim, Megan Morris and Aalok Shah


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