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.
6 Serious Complications of Pneumonia You Should Know
When you get pneumonia -- whether it was caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus -- there's a chance it could lead to other medical troubles. Find out what kinds of problems pneumonia can lead to and the types of treatment you may need.
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 Walking Pneumonia?
WebMD explains what walking pneumonia is, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent catching this infectious type of pneumonia.
Pneumonia: Reducing Your Risk
Surgery increases your risk of pneumonia. Learn more from WebMD about lowering your risk of pneumonia following surgery.
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.
Video: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
A step-by-step guide to make your own hand sanitizer when there’s a shortage.
COVID-19 Video on How to Practice Social Distancing
Social distancing is one of the most important measures we can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Video on How to Decontaminate When Coming Home
Take these precautions if you’ve spent time outside the home, potentially exposing yourself to COVID-19.
Video: How to Stock Your Kitchen for an Emergency
What items should you keep on hand in an emergency?
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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.
What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
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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 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 ...