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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

Prevent Pneumonia

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

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Lung Association

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