Acute respiratory infection is a contagious infection that may affect your nose, throat, larynx, pharynx or bronchi and interferes with your normal breathing. It may also affect parts of your lower respiratory system like the vocal chords and lungs. Children and older adults with low immune system are at high risk of this infection.
Bacteria and viruses can cause acute respiratory infection.
Bacteria such as:
- Group C Beta-hemolytic Streptococci
- Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Chlamydia)
- Neisseria Gonorrhea (Gonorrhea)
- Corynebacterium Diptheriae (Diptheria)
- Group A Beta-hemolytic Steptococci
Viruses such as:
- Coxsackie Virus
- Parainfluenza Virus
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Human Metapneumovirus