Infectious Lung Diseases
Learn about respiratory viruses, how they spread, treatment and prevention.
While each disease has slightly different symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options, these overarching concepts provide a broad overlay for treatment.
- Contact Your Healthcare Provider. If the infected individual is young, old or lives with a chronic disease, your primary health care provider will want to know if you are sick so they can monitor your recovery. You should also call whenever there is a new or persisting symptom that worries you. You can determine with your health care provider when they would like to be alerted to illness and which symptoms require prompt notification.