tweeted. “I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible.”
fill with fluid or pus.
That makes it harder to breathe and get enough oxygen. Without treatment, oxygen levels can fall to life-threatening levels.
But in the case of walking pneumonia, a person can have and not even know it.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Many times, experts say, people with walking pneumonia are not sick enough to need to stay in bed.
American Lung Association says.
Anyone can be at risk of getting the infection, as it spreads from person to person when someone coughs or sneezes, but it’s most common among young adults and school-aged children, the CDC says.
While the infection is more like a bad cold, Mycoplasma pneumonia can also lead to pneumonia.
“But don’t be fooled. Walking pneumonia can still make you miserable, with cough, fever, chest pain, mild chills, headache, etc. It feels more akin to a bad cold, and despite what the term “walking” implies, taking care of yourself is the best path to recovery,” the ALA said.
CNN’s Nicole Chavez, Jennifer Hauser and Amy Woodyatt contributed to this report.