Can You Catch Pneumonia From Another Person?

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Alternative Names

Pneumonia - viral; "Walking pneumonia" - viral


Symptoms

Symptoms of viral pneumonia often begin slowly and may not be severe at first.

The most common symptoms of pneumonia are:

  • Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up mucus, or even bloody mucus)
  • Fever, which may be mild or high
  • Shaking chills
  • Shortness of breath (may only occur when you climb stairs)

Other symptoms include:

  • Confusion, especially in older people
  • Excessive sweating and clammy skin
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite, low...
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