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 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 17, 2014
NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI
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