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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs often caused by bacteria or viruses. Symptoms include cough, fever or chills and difficulty breathing. Learn more here.

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Pneumonia symptoms

The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, fevers, sweating and shivering, difficulty breathing, feeling generally tired and unwell, loss of appetite.

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day provides an annual forum for the world to stand together and demand action in the fight against pneumonia.

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Pneumonia treatments

The main treatment for pneumonia is antibiotics. In milder cases, they can be taken orally. In more severe cases, they’ll need to be taken by injection.

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Pneumonia prevention

There are vaccines which reduce the risk of getting pneumonia. Learn why vaccination is recommended as a prevention for people in at risk groups.

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Pneumonia diagnosis

Doctors diagnose pneumonia mainly by talking to the person who is unwell and examining them. A chest x-ray is also a good help. Occasionally, a CT scan can help clear any confusion about the diagnosis.

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Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease is a severe and sometimes life-threatening form of pneumonia. Read more information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Chest infection

Trusted information about chest infection, including what it is, causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention from leading Australian health organisations.

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Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children

If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.

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MERS coronavirus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus is a disease the can cause fever, cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia in most infected people.

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