What causes viral lung infection?

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People get viral lung infections when they are exposed to other sick people. You can get the disease by touching or breathing germs. If you touch someone who has a cold or another viral infection and that person's secretions get into your body, you'll likely be infected. Viruses change the cells that they inhabit as they multiply, making you sick. Often, a viral lung infection will begin as a cold and move into the lower respiratory tract, which includes the lungs

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Viral Lung Infections

Viral Lung Infections

Viral lung infections include acute bronchitis, viral pneumonia, bronchiolitis, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These viral lung infections usually begin as a respiratory virus that spreads to the lungs. Chest pain, chronic ...

coughing, fever and fatigue are common with bronchitis. This infection cannot be treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonia presents with a host of symptoms including coughing, fatigue, fever, aches and pains, and GI symptoms. While antibiotics are not indicated for pneumonia, some antiviral medications can help. Infants can develop both bronchiolitis and RSV at a young age, causing coughing and wheezing.
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