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Viral Pneumonia. JeeHyun Wang. S ymptoms. Low-grade fever (less than 102° F) Coughing up small amounts of mucus Tiredness Muscle aches. C auses. Viral Pneumonia can be caused by… -Influenza virus -Respiratory syncytial virus(RSV) - V aricella viruses (chickenpox)

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viral pneumonia

Viral Pneumonia

JeeHyun Wang

s ymptoms
Symptoms
  • Low-grade fever (less than 102° F)
  • Coughing up small amounts of mucus
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle aches
c auses
Causes
  • Viral Pneumonia can be caused by…

-Influenza virus

-Respiratory syncytial virus(RSV)

-Varicella viruses (chickenpox)

-Viruses that cause the common cold (such as parainfluenza and adenoviruses)

t reatments
Treatments
  • At Home

- rest and drink plenty of fluids.

  • MedicalTreatment

- anti-flu medicine amantadine(Symadine) rimantadine(Flumadine) oseltamivir(Tamiflu) zanamivir(Relenza)

- varicella medicine

zovirax

- Respiratorysyncytial virus medicine

p revention
Prevention
  • Wash hands frequently and avoid coughing or sneezing near others.
  • If you get a flu shot every fall, you reduce your chances of getting influenza pneumonia.
  • If you have never had chickenpox, you can get a shot to prevent it. This reduces your chances of getting varicella pneumonia.
citation
citation
  • http://www.emedicinehealth.com/viral_pneumonia/page9_em.htm