As the specialist explained, mycoplasma infection causes interstitial pneumonia in the lungs.

"As a rule, this is an inflammation of the septa between the lobes and lobules in the lungs, unlike classic pneumonia, which causes inflammation of the tissue itself," Zhemchugov explained.

The RT interlocutor also stressed that due to this course, it is very rarely diagnosed.

"The person does not have any symptoms other than weakness, there may be a low-grade fever, a slight slight cough," the doctor concluded.

Earlier, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that mycoplasma infection is manageable, there are enough drugs in Russia to treat it.

On December 5, the press service of Rospotrebnadzor said that individual cases of mycoplasma infection are registered in Russia.