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Viral Pneumonia

Outlook for Viral Pneumonia

Most people recover from viral pneumonia quickly with no damage to the lungs. You are at a greater risk for developing complications if you are very old or very young, or if you have a weakened immune system or chronic heart or lung disease.

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Reviewed by Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD on October 30, 2013

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