What’s Behind Many Pneumonia Cases

Pneumonia is often thought of in connection
to the elderly, but the youngest among us might have an increased risk. I;m Shelby Cullinan
with your latest health news. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that
can be caused by several different factors including viruses, bacteria or fungi. A new
study from CDC researchers found that most childhood pneumonia cases in the US affected
children younger than 5 and had viral causes. Vaccines can help prevent pneumonia, and several
medications can help fight off the infection.

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