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Pneumococcal Pneumonia Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

pneumococcal pneumoniaPneumococcal pneumonia is a type of pneumonia, a condition that is normally caused by a virus, bacteria or even fungus. This particular type typically affects the upper respiratory tract and can migrate to the lungs, the ears, the blood or the nervous system as well

Multilobar Pneumonia Review

Multilobar PneumoniaWhen a strong virus, bacteria, or fungus gets past the body’s normal defenses and causes an infection in the lungs, the person has pneumonia. Pneumonia that is contracted as you go about your daily life is called community associated pneumonia. People can contract pneumonia in hospitals. Ventilator associated pneumonia is particularly troublesome to treat because the person was already sick before developing the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 4 out of every 1,000 patients discharged from hospitals have contracted pseudomonas pneumonia during their hospitalization. Pseudomonas accounts for 10.1 % of all infections acquired in hospitals.