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What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?

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This is inflammation or swelling in your lungs that make it hard for oxygen to reach the blood. Viral pneumonia is pneumonia caused by a virus. Early symptoms of viral pneumonia are similar to the flu, and include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain

Symptoms that can come on later include:

  • High fever
  • Cough with mucus
  • Shortness of breath

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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