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.
Types of Pneumonia
Learn about the symptoms for bacterial, viral, and fungal pneumonia, and find out what you need to do get better.
What Is Walking Pneumonia?
WebMD explains what walking pneumonia is, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent catching this infectious type of pneumonia.
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of pneumonia.
What Is Bacterial Pneumonia?
What are the symptoms of bacterial pneumonia? How can you get better?
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Myths and Facts
Are younger people equally at risk of coronavirus complications? How long does the virus survive on surfaces like delivery packages? Get answers to these questions, and more.
Video on the Best Practices for COVID-19
Practical tips to stop the spread of COVID-19.
What Cancer Patients Should Know About Coronavirus
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, Dr. Richard Schilsky, explains why cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications and offers actionable tips to overcome anxiety.
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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 Fears When You Have Diabetes
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What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
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