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Underlying conditions that exacerbate COVID infection

The COVID-19 virus is nondiscriminating in its spread, but there are certain conditions that make individuals more likely to suffer severe symptoms and outcomes. 

This is the list of underlying conditions known to exacerbate the virus impacts, according to the Oregon Health Authority:

• Lung disease, including asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or emphysema) or other chronic conditions associated with impaired lung function or that require home oxygen

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