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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?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

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.

Answered 2/15/2020

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