- Coughing up small amounts of mucus
- Low-grade fever (less than 102oF)
- Muscular stiffness and aching
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
Symptoms of pneumonia caused by a virus usually takes a lot of time to develop and hence it may take several days or even a few weeks for you to call the doctor for help. However, this is not the case in bacterial pneumonia. The symptoms show up quickly and the patient becomes sick and therefore sees the doctor within a few days.