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A 49-year-old male asked:
How does the ncov corona virus actually kill you? do your lungs close up like an asthma attack? do your lungs fill up with pus or fill up with mucus?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Novel coronavirus: nCoV kills primarily the same way influenza sometimes does, by its effects on the lungs. These include pneumonia due to the virus itself; acute respiratory distress syndrome, a complication of many serious illnesses; and bacterial pneumonia, which commonly complicates almost any respiratory infection. All these can be fatal for the reasons you state, plus others.
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