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What you need to know about pneumonia

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Understanding the cause of pneumonia is important because the treatment depends on its cause.


06 Apr 2020
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What you need to know about pneumonia

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Pneumonia is a lung infection. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi can cause pneumonia. It is spread via coughing, sneezing, touching or even breathing, and those who don’t exhibit symptoms can also spread the illness. You can also get pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. You can get pneumonia in your daily life, such as at school or work. This is called community-associated pneumonia. You can also get it when you are in a hospital or nursing home. This is called healthcare-associated pneumonia. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than five, or those...

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