Pneumonia - Causes

Pneumonia occurs when certain bacterial, viral, and fungal infections cause inflammation in the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs. Some of the more common causes in the United States include Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus bacteria, the influenza or flu virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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  • Syndication ID: 15923
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  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Content Published: Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM
  • Date Syndication Captured: Monday, October 03, 2016 at 02:31 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 01:03 AM


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