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Infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid.
  • Some types preventable by vaccine
  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging always required
  • Spreads by airborne droplets
  • Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
With pneumonia, the air sacs may fill with fluid or pus. The infection can be life-threatening to infants, children, and people over 65.
Symptoms include cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.
Antibiotics can treat many forms of pneumonia. Some forms of pneumonia can be prevented by vaccines.
Very common: More than 3 million US cases per year
Consult a doctor for medical advice Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. Learn more
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