Flu is the most common cause of viral pneumonia in adults
Now that we know we are in the midst of a flu epidemic, it is important to be aware of the risk of pneumonia. The flu virus is the most common cause of viral pneumonia in adults, and many people can develop pneumonia as their weakened immune systems ...
Cape Gazette - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:56

Pneumonia May Raise Heart Disease Risk as Much as Smoking
Also, the risk appeared to be highest in the first year after hospitalization, but also remained higher than someone who hadn't been hospitalized for pneumonia during the following 10 years. Pneumonia is a bacterial infection of the lungs, says ...
Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:00

RSV may increase risk for bacterial pneumonia in infants
“While most RSV infections are not followed by bacterial infections, some fraction of infants with pneumonia (not bronchiolitis) who test positive for RSV might have a mixed viral-bacterial infection. Further diagnostic testing can be used to consider ...
Healio - Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:15

Public Release: 6-Jan-2015 RSV infection may be associated with higher risk ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:03

RSV peaks linked to increased pneumococcal pneumonia
Family Practice News Digital Network - Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:04

RSV Infection May be Associated With Higher Risk for Bacterial Pneumonia
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Daniel ...
Infection Control Today - Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:26

Pneumonia can rival flu as winter health burden
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Community-acquired pneumonia is when people acquire pneumonia in an everyday life environment. Bacteria are the most common causes of ...
MyCentralJersey.com - Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:03

Vaccination campaign to combat pneumonia from Sunday
The bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia (infection of the lungs), ear infections, sinus infections, meningitis and bacteremia (blood stream infection). Pneumococcus bacteria are spread through coughing, sneezing and close ...
Arab News - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:41

Could you spot the difference between a nasty cough and pneumonia?
Bacterial pneumonia, which often comes on very suddenly rather like flu, is the most common type. These bacteria are present in our throats most of the time but can multiply and reach the lungs when body defences are weakened. Although viruses can also ...
Express.co.uk - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:41

Be alert to pneumonia this winter
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs. The vast majority of cases are due to airborne microbes, usually bacteria or viruses. The most common cause of bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus. Your susceptibility to ...
Buffalo News - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:26

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