Pneumonia

Pneumonia is one illness that you want to avoided as possible .

Causes of pneumonia

Pneumonia is caused by germs such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. The most common type is pneumococcal which is caused by streptococcus pneumoniae.  When the these germs are breathed in, they will settle in your lungs and cause infection.

 

Bacterial that cause pneumonia are probably in your body. 

These bacteria live in your throat or nose. They are kept out by your immune system.

 

Pneumonia can be deadly

In Canada, there are more than 24000 hospitalization annually from pneumonia. As one of hospitalizations and deaths in senior. Pneumococcal pneumonia kills 1500 Canadian adults each year.