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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and has symptoms simliar to cold and flu. Other symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi and treatment includes antibiotics. If pneumonia is severe, hospitalization may be required. A pneumonia vaccine is available and recommended as a one-time shot for adults over the age of 65.