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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)

Many upper respiratory tract infections do not prompt specific questions to physicians, but a number of common questions for respiratory tract infection and prevention can be asked.

  • Am I at increased risk for getting a lung infection?
  • If I get a lung infection, am I at increased risk for developing severe pneumonia?
  • Are there any lung infections that I should be concerned about given my health?
  • Am I at risk of having a worse or longer "cold" than the average person?
  • What steps could I take to protect myself from getting a cold?
  • How long should I wait after getting a cold before it is "too long" and I need to come in and see you?

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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