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People at high risk of pneumonia are older than 65 or have chronic health problems. Preventing pneumonia is always better than treating it. A vaccine can protect you from a common infection that accounts for up to a quarter of all pneumonias.
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia - This publication gives an overview of pneumonia caused by a specific bacterial infection. It explains the transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods.
Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) and HIV (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) - This fact sheet discusses what pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is and how it is related to HIV. This fact sheet also discusses treatment methods for people infected with HIV and PCP.
Pneumonia (Copyright © American Lung Association) - This publication explains what pneumonia is and its causes and treatments. It also tells what to do if you have symptoms of pneumonia.
Pneumonia (Copyright © Mayo Foundation) - This publication provides an overview of pneumonia and lists the signs, symptoms, causes, and risk factors. In addition, it discusses how you can prevent it and when you should visit your doctor.
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Content last updated August 12, 2010.
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