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Is there a cure for viral lung infections?

There is a cure for viral lung infections, and in most cases you don't need to do much to get it. The immune system typically fights the multiplying virus in your body. And if you rest and take care of the fever you experience, your body can fight the disease on its own. Your body will build immunity to that particular virus. In some cases, you may need to take antiviral medication to help you fight the virus. Flu is the only viral respiratory infection that is preventable by vaccine.

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Are viral lung infections serious?
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