MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When you think of a bad cold, most think of it happening during the winter. But a summer cold may actually be worse for you to deal with.READ MORE: Jason DeRusha Announces Transition To New Role At WCCO-TV
Doctors say cold and flu viruses that make people sick in the winter often combine with other warm weather viruses in the summer, including a nasty bug called the “enterovirus.”READ MORE: With Anti-Asian Hate On The Rise, School Program Focuses On Mental Health For AAPI Youth
They say that combo can cause stomach problems and a cough that just won’t go away. It can last longer and it’s more likely to come back.
“It really taxes the immune system more. They’re more run down and I think that’s what’s making it last longer,” said Dr. Lisa Liberatore with the Lexington Wellness Center.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday
Air conditioning and recycled air on planes can also spread virus. Doctors say keep washing your hands, get plenty of sleep and stay hydrated to try to avoid getting sick.