September 1, 2022
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Respiratory viruses are omnipresent and can cause a variety of clinical manifestations, from asymptomatic infections to life-threatening illnesses with multi-organ failure. About 25 million people visit their primary care physician every year with uncomplicated upper respiratory infections in the United States. Viral respiratory infections are recognized as key triggering factors in exacerbations of chronic respiratory diseases, such as bronchiectasis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).