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Originally posted by Josephus
I was under the impression that Pneumonia is a condition one may experience due to a number of different causes not a disease one catches?
Originally posted by GypsK
reply to post by GeorgiaGirl
Where is "GA"?
Same here, a lot of children and teens who where perfectly healthy just days before, but also more adults then usual
edit: nvm, just noticed your username! lol
GA stands for Georgia I supposeedit on 18/12/2012 by GypsK because: (no reason given)edit on 18/12/2012 by GypsK because: (no reason given)
Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people a year and results in about 4 million deaths (7% of the world's total)
Source: NHS Chest infections
There are two main types of chest infections
'Acute' means that the infection is a short-lived, one-off illness.
The symptoms of acute bronchitis and pneumonia are similar, but pneumonia symptoms can often be more severe and need medical attention.