According to Health Secretary, pneumonia is an inflammatory process of the lung – lung parenchyma generally of infectious origin by pathogenic microorganisms and the presence of symptom of acute infection such as fever, chills, cough with expectoration and chest pain that is accompanied by an acute infiltrate on chest radiography. The types of pneumonia are divided into: community-acquired pneumonia, nosocomial pneumonia, atypical pneumonia and severe pneumonia.

This Friday at 7:00 p.m. Central Time, during the press conference on # COVID19, I will speak about atypical pneumonia, a topic that has raised doubts and false news.

– Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez (@HLGatell)
   March 27, 2020

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez indicated that he will speak about atypical pneumonia, a subject that he said, “has generated doubts and false news” related to Covid-19.

According to MedlineplusPneumonia is the inflammation or swelling of the lung tissue, due to infection caused by a germ. In the case of atypical pneumoniaThe infection is caused by bacteria different from the more common bacteria that cause typical pneumonia. Atypical pneumonia also tends to cause milder symptoms than typical pneumonia.

According to the Ministry of Health, the atypical pneumonia It is characterized by presenting few symptoms and clinical signs with an interstitial infiltrate on chest radiography.

Atypical pneumonia: symptoms and characteristics:

It has a slow evolution
 Generates difficulty breathing. Systemic viral infection (meninges).
 Mycoplasma (bacteria without cell walls that are not sensitive to antibiotics)
 Pneumocystosis (infection of the lungs caused by a fungus called Pneumocystis carinii).
 It usually affects young adults more.

The Health Secretary indicates that pneumonia is a type of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. These are made up of small sacs, called alveoli, that fill with air when you breathe. The alveoli of pneumonia sufferers are filled with pus and fluid, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen absorption.

Sources: Ministry of Health and



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