Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. A
may be done to get images of the lungs. Blood and coughed fluid may also be tested to look for the cause of the infection.
Antibiotics can help to clear the infection.
Proper design, maintenance, and cleaning of high-risk areas can reduce the risk of spreading the disease. This includes any area with standing water.
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