Mycoplasmal pneumonia

Other Names:
Endemic pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia
Walking pneumonia

Mycoplasma pneumonia is generated by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, an “atypical bacterium” that’s considered to be one of the smallest agents that affect humans. The disease can be transferred easily via respiratory fluids, leading to regular epidemics.  Most mycoplasma pneumonia cases are mild.


Mycoplasma pneumonia affects people of all age groups, but is more common among people who are less than 40 years old.  People who have this disease exhibit different symptoms and physical signs, but overall they have mild and widespread pneumonia or dry cough.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
07.11.2019 – 20:45 CET