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What do I need to know about caring for someone with a viral infection?

Caring for someone with a viral infection can vary depending on the type of virus. If it is a common viral infection, such as a cold or flu, the most important thing to do would be to make them comfortable. If you are caring for someone with a more serious viral infection, such as those that affect the nervous system, then following doctor's orders and managing medications is crucial. Knowing what virus you are dealing with and how it affects you and the one you are caring for is vital in the management of the disease.

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