What is Pneumonia?
Even if you are young and healthy, there may be a chance of developing pneumonia. The chance of getting pneumonia is a special concern for older adults, individuals who are living with chronic health conditions, like diabetes or asthma, or individuals with weakened immune systems such as cancer patients or patients with HIV/AIDS Pneumonia can also develop as a complication of the flu.
Make sure that you get a flu shot each year and talk to your doctor about getting a pneumonia shot. Washing your hands and covering your mouth when coughing will also help prevent the spread of infection.
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