Key Facts from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that affects people of all ages.
Pneumonia can cause mild to severe illness. About 50,000 people die in the United States each year.
Symptoms of Pneumonia & Risk Factors
- High Fever
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
Young children with other illness(es) and those over age 65 are at a higher risk for developing pneumonia. Contact your doctor for more information or visit: www.cdc.gov/features/pneumonia/index.html
Avoid others who are sick
Wash your hands often
Avoid cigarette smoke
Clean surfaces that are touched a lot
Cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw it away
Vaccines are available that can help prevent pneumonia caused by some bacteria and viruses. Contact your doctor for more information or visit: www.cdc.gov/features/pneumonia/index.html