Symptoms of pneumonia can include cough, runny nose, a headache and fatigue.
Pneumonic fevers can also occur, but they are less common.
The most common type of pneumonia is bronchitis, and the most common cause of pneumonia in Ireland is a bacterial infection.
However, the number of cases of pneumonia and the number and severity of cases are both rising in recent years.
Pertussis is a much more serious and severe form of pneumonia, but is relatively uncommon in Ireland.
Pregnancy can also cause pneumonia.
People who have recently given birth or are pregnant may have a higher risk of pneumonia.
The risk of pneumonic fevere is increased in older people.
Pregnant women with pneumonia or feveres, such as pregnant women with a history of pneumonia or fever, should be isolated until they recover and receive medical attention.
Pustular fever and the presence of a fever of >102°F or higher can indicate pneumonia.
Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or loss of consciousness.
The presence of high fevers, such the symptoms of pneumonia with fevers >106°F, and a fever >104°F can also indicate pneumonia, and patients should be evaluated for respiratory distress syndrome and chest pain.
The respiratory symptoms can include: Difficulty breathing, coughing, loss of oxygen to the lungs, chest pain, or a lightheaded feeling.