Home > Newsletters > Need to Know > Other people’s pens can transmit viruses 09 February 2015 Action point 0 If you have a cold but your symptoms last longer than a week, or appear at the same time every year, it could be an allergy instead. Check if symptoms appear when you're exposed to pollen, dust or animals. More: Need to KnowOther people’s pens can transmit viruses advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness The genius ab exercise that all gymnasts use, but everyone else ignores News SEE: 6 body parts that can alert you to major health problems News Most SA claims are for this dread disease News Med stockout crisis cripples North West Medical Does alcohol cause acne? Lifestyle Finally, affordable prostheses for breast cancer survivors From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.