Related Questions

Does anyone have information about infants prognosis with viral pneumonitis?

Good, most... ...Of the time. There are certainly severe cases; that caused by flu a tends to be the fastest-progressing, thus the recommendation fro the flu vaccine. Most children with viral pneumonitis recover well with supportive care. Read more...

Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

A . A variety of viruses can cause pneumonia. Like most respiratory viruses, they are contagious, usually through droplets in the air cause by coughing or sneezing. Sometimes contaminated surfaces can lead to spread. Good hand washing and good respiratory hygiene (covering your cough, etc.) are important. Read more...
Maybe. Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. Read more...

Father-inlaw has viral pneumonia for last 2 weeks. Been on 5 day leva-pck still had high temp. Is he still contagious? My wife wants to see him

Not sure. Viral pneumonia should have cleared in two weeks. The fact that he is being treated with Levofloxacin suggests that either the initial diagnosis was incorrect or that he has developed a secondary bacterial pneumonia as a result of the viral infection. Before your wife sees him, check with his doctor about whether he feels there is a risk (doubt that this is true). Read more...
Depends. This is confusing, because you say he has "viral pneumonia, " but he's taking an antibiotic, which has no activity against viruses. If he truly has a viral infection, then he may be contagious. However, people can still visit him. He can wear a mask if he's coughing, and they should wash their hands. Bacterial pneumonias are less likely to be contagious. Read more...