How are respiratory viruses transmitted in patients with atypical community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Respiratory viruses are another important cause of atypical CAP. While certain viruses may be zoonotically transmitted (eg, Hantavirus and avian influenza), most are transmitted person-to-person.


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