2. Viral Pneumonia
If you catch a cold or the flu, there’s a chance you’ve developed a virus that can eventually lead to pneumonia. That’s why it’s so important to rest and consume lots of fluids when you get a cold—taking such precautions can play a significant role in preventing an illness from becoming something far more dangerous, such as getting a flu shot yearly.
Of course, some people are more likely to suffer viral pneumonia. In fact, it’s well known that children aged five and under are more likely to suffer viral pneumonia, though these cases are typically mild and not overly life threatening. Nevertheless, they should be taken very seriously.