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What causes viral lung infection?

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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