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Is it a character on a horror movie? Or is it a disease that walks over the sufferers’ body? Well, the term ‘walking pneumonia’ may sound so scary to you. It scares you because you perhaps assume that it is a disease that can walk inside your body if you suffer from it. But, let me tell you. You do not need to feel worry about such disease. Why? It is because this deseaseincludes in mild disease category.
Characteristics of walking pneumonia
People at any ages can suffer walking pneumonia. However, there are some people whose risk of having this disease higher than other. They are such as people who work at hospital as well as students.
Moreover, walking pneumonia can be suffered by those who do activity in the crowded places. Through the crowded places, walking pneumonia will easily be transferred from one sufferer to other people. Although this disease is a kind of mild disease, it is contagious though.
Walking pneumonia is caused by bacteria. These bacteria are called Mycoplasma pneumonia. If mycoplasma pneumonia infects your lungs, you will get infection called walking pneumonia. The symptoms of such disease can be in the form of coughing, sneezing, fever, feeling tired, headache, and sore throat. In a rather serious condition of walking pneumonia, those mild symptoms can be followed by other symptoms that are a bit serious such as anemia and ear infection.
Walking pneumonia is actually just a term referring to a mild pneumonia. This pneumonia does not require the sufferer to go to the doctor or even be hospitalized. The walking pneumonia sufferers even can have and do their daily activities just like what they usually do.
They also do not recognize that they have this walking pneumonia. They will only consider that they have influenza or cold. That is why it is called walking pneumonia. Thus, the term ‘walking pneumonia’ does not refer to a disease which walks inside someone’s body, but a mild pneumonia that still allows its sufferers to walk and do their usual activities.
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