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Pneumonia

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumococcal pneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that can infect the upper respiratory tract and can spread to the blood, lungs, middle ear, or nervous system. Pneumococcal pneumonia mainly causes illness in children younger than 5 years old and adults 65 years of age or older.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

Pneumonia: Key Points

Pneumonia can be very serious and even life threatening, depending on your age and overall health. Learn what pneumonia is, and how to treat and prevent it.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Prevent Pneumonia

This fact sheet provides many tips on how to prevent pneumonia.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Lung Association

What Is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many small germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause pneumonia. The publication links to more information about the infection, including types, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI