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: Reducing Your Risk
Surgery increases your risk of pneumonia. Learn more from WebMD about lowering your risk of pneumonia following surgery.
Chemical pneumonia is an unusual type of lung irritation caused by poisons or toxins. Find out more.
Types of Pneumonia
Learn about the symptoms for bacterial, viral, and fungal pneumonia, and find out what you need to do get better.
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of pneumonia.
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.
Video: What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus that was first found in humans in 2019.
Coronavirus Video: U.S. Surgeon General Outlines What We Can Do to Control Spread
As COVID-19 spreads, what habits should we practice in our daily lives to avoid infecting others? WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, speaks with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to address common questions and misinformation about this virus.
Coronavirus Video: COVID-19’s Impact on Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Today’s guest on Coronavirus in Context, renowned cardiologist Eric Topol, speaks with WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte on what we don’t yet know about COVID-19, how certain medications and pre-existing conditions impact our ability to fight the virus, and factors that will exacerbate this pandemic.
Video: 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.
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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
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Coronavirus Fears When You Have Diabetes
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