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Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
1. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
2. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with flui...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
3. The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia (a long infection) that is not caused by the bacteria that cause the "typical pneumonia." Typical pneumonia tends to be more serious than atypical pneumonia. This type of pneumoni...
Symptoms:
  • Groin lump
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Neck lump
4. Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...
Symptoms:
  • Ataxia
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
5. Legionnaires' Disease
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of lung infection, or pneumonia. It is caused by bacteria called Legionella. The bacteria and the disease were named following an outbreak of the infection at a Philadelphi...
Symptoms:
  • Stiff neck
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash
6. Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. Spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds. This fungus mainly grows in the central...
Symptoms:
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tired
7. Parrot Fever (Psittacosis)
Parrot fever, also called parrot disease and psittacosis, is very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been fewer than 50 confirmed cases per year in the United States sinc...
Symptoms:
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood tinged sputum
8. The Plague
The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. Sometimes referred to as the "black plague," the disease is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animal...
Symptoms:
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
9. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The disease is relatively new; the virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated SAR...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Weight loss
  • Chills
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Muscle pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
10. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
Coccidioidomycosis-also called valley fever-is a fungal infection that starts in the lungs, and in rare cases spreads to the rest of the body. According to the California Department of Health, approximately 150,00...

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