Acute Respiratory Illness

September 15, 2016

What is an Upper Respiratory Infection An acute respiratory infection is an infection that affects your normal breathing pattern. It normally starts as a viral infection inside the nose, the trachea (windpipe) or even the lungs. If the infection is not treated effectively, it can spread to the entire respiratory system. There is some disagreement between the exact boundary between the upper and lower respiratory tract. However, the upper respiratory…

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