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A respiratory infection that affects the lungs that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. The infection causes inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs, also called alveoli. Because of the swelling, the alveoli fill with fluid, making it difficult to breathe.

Who Are at Risk?

  • Infants and young children
  • Individuals with weaker immune systems
  • People with chronic conditions such as diabetes


  • Vaccination
  • Antibiotics


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