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Some of the common signs and symptoms of viral pneumonia include cough, fever, rapid heart rate, and chest pain when breathing or coughing. Symptoms tend to appear more gradually with this type of pneumonia, compared to bacterial pneumonia; they also tend to be less severe. However, it's still possible for viral infections to cause serious problems, such as a phlegm-producing cough that doesn't get better.
What Are the Symptoms of Viral Pneumonia?Viral pneumonia is one of the more common types of pneumonia in both adults and children. When viruses affect the lungs, they can cause inflammation and swelling, which leads to many of the symptoms seen with viral pneumonia.
- A cough (it may be dry, but can produce green or yellow phlegm)
- A rapid heart rate and/or breathing rate
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pain when breathing or coughing
- Shortness of breath.