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.
Parkinson's Disease and Pneumonia
Pneumonia can be a complication of Parkinson's disease. Learn about the different types of pneumonia, the symptoms, causes, and how they're treated.
WebMD's guide to the symptoms of pneumonia.
What Is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is the infection and inflammation of air sacs in your lungs. These air sacs, called alveoli, can fill with fluid or pus, causing a serious cough and fever. Learn more about pneumonia at WebMD.
Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment: What to Expect
Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in your lungs. WebMD explains its diagnosis and treatment.
Coronavirus: Do You Need a Mask?
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, protection is on everyone’s mind. Many celebrities have posted photos of themselves on social media wearing masks over their noses and mouths to try to ward off the virus.
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.
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
A step-by-step guide to make your own hand sanitizer when there’s a shortage.
What We Can Do to Control Spread of COVID-19
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.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Most Common Symptoms (Video)
What are the most common coronavirus signs to look out for and how long do these symptoms typically last?
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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.
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.
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 ...
What Is a 'Silent Spreader'?
In the avalanche of new terminology related to coronavirus, you might be hearing about 'silent spreaders' - but what does that term really mean? ...
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