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How is viral lung infection diagnosed?

In most cases, people with viral lung infections will receive a diagnosis based on their symptoms. However, doctors sometimes order X-rays and blood tests to confirm the diagnosis. In addition, doctors will usually look at your blood under a microscope if they think your virus is particularly severe or that you will need immediate treatment intervention.

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