Causes could include:
- Streptococcus pneumoniae
- Respiratory syncytial virus
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Herpes Simplex Virus
- Varicella-zoster virus infection
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus that can affect individuals of all ages. It is more common among children and infants than it is among adults. For adults and healthy children, RSV causes symptoms similar to those of a cold.
Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) is a contagious respiratory infection. Every year almost 2 million Americans are treated for MP. The disease is easily spread through contact with respiratory fluids, and it causes regular epidemics. The most common sign