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Can you catch viral pneumonia a second time?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

As already mentioned, pneumonia is caused by a large variety of viruses.
Additionally, not every virus confers permanent immunity when you get it. As a result, it's possible to have viral pneumonia multiple times.

In brief: Absolutely

As already mentioned, pneumonia is caused by a large variety of viruses.
Additionally, not every virus confers permanent immunity when you get it. As a result, it's possible to have viral pneumonia multiple times.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are a variety of viruses that may trigger a pneumonia.
Rsv is common in infants and may occur several times in chilhhood.Influenza virus strains can cause pneumonia as well as others too many to mention. One episode with one virus won't give you immunity to the others.

In brief: Yes

There are a variety of viruses that may trigger a pneumonia.
Rsv is common in infants and may occur several times in chilhhood.Influenza virus strains can cause pneumonia as well as others too many to mention. One episode with one virus won't give you immunity to the others.
Dr. James Ferguson
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