2. Fungal Infections
Fungal forms of pneumonia are a lesser-known variety of the disease. Cases of fungal pneumonia involve two different classes; endemic and opportunistic. The inhalation of fungal spores leads to the development of this condition and travelers frequently encounter this form of the disease while visiting regions where endemic fungi breed.
As a result, the infected individuals develop a condition known as “valley fever,” presenting symptoms such as harsh coughing fits, high fever, headaches, rash, and intense muscle aches. Fungal pneumonia typically attacks weakened immune systems, Changes in the health of your gut biomes, the bacteria living in your digestive system, may expose you to infection from this variety of pneumonia.
Treatment requires the use of antibiotics to relieve the symptoms. In severe cases, the patient may need to remain hospitalized, and monitored to ensure the fungi do not spread to both lungs. Fungal pneumonia is contagious, and infected individuals should stay in quarantine until their symptoms dissipate.