Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by a virus. Symptoms of pneumonia differ by the cause, but some symptoms include chills, fever, fatigue, chest pain, sore throat, and coughing. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pneumonia is contracted, how to treat it, and much more.
Pneumonia Vaccine: Should I Get It?
Some people should protect their health by getting a pneumonia vaccine. Find out if you’re at risk for pneumonia because of your age, illness or injury.
What Is Bacterial Pneumonia?
What are the symptoms of bacterial pneumonia? How can you get better?
What Is Viral Pneumonia?
What is viral pneumonia, and how do you get it? Learn the symptoms of this lung infection and how can you get better.
Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment: What to Expect
Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in your lungs. WebMD explains its diagnosis and treatment.
Pepper and Soap Trick Teaches Kids to Wash Hands
A pre-K teacher in Miami found a unique way to help her students learn about the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new (novel) strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It causes mild flu-like symptoms, but severe cases can be fatal. Learn how to spot symptoms, prevent spreading of the disease, and find out what to do if you think you have it.
A Physician’s Experience Contracting COVID-19
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, Dr. Sharon Amaya, wasn’t on the front lines when she began to experience the telltale signs of COVID-19, but she explains how her role as an emergency medicine physician informs how she approaches this virus, from quarantining early on to recovery.
Heart Disease and COVID-19
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, Dr. Mitchell Elkind, speaks with WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte on what people with heart disease need to know.
COVID-19 Video on What Not to Do
Should you visit your doctor if you experience coronavirus symptoms? What about wearing masks? Here are a few constructive approaches to get through this pandemic.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus that was first found in humans in 2019.
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Home Treatments for Pneumonia
While you’re getting over pneumonia, there are a lot of ways to ease the cough, aches, and fever as your health improves.
The Lungs (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Conditions
WebMD's Lungs Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the lungs. Learn about lung function, problems, location in the body, and more.
Coronavirus in Context: How Hospitals Will Prepare for Surge of COVID-19 Cases
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with the President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine
What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
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What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System
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Coronavirus Fears When You Have Diabetes
A couple of nights ago, I did what every scientific expert on COVID-19 virus has warned against: I panicked. After a day spent reading ...