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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
From others: Lung infections (pneumonia) are usually transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the organism that causes it.
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Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Many ways: There are many types of germs that can caurse pneumonia (infection in the lungs). They are found in the dirt or air, on skin, in the nose or mouth. Wh ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance a ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There is potential to develop pneumonia if one becomes infected with particular germs (viruses, bacteria, fungi).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Pneumonia is inflammation in the lung usually form infection it can occur throughout the year but is more common during winter months.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Technically , yes: People who are confined to lying around (like after a stroke) often get pneumonia but if you're up and around some part of the day, you won't get pneu ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Utzschneider
27 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes it can get bad: But usually it doesn't. See a doctor and get an opinion as to whether you need antibiotics, especially if you're fever is worse, or you are short of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends: Infection within the lungs (pneumonia) involves 2 basic principles: an infectious pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite) and a failure of the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: But not necessarily likely, unless the lungs and the tubes leading to the lungs have been damaged by the prior infection, leaving them more susceptibl ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: However, there are medical conditions that can increase your chance of developing pneumonia, so recurrent pneumonia should be evaluated. If the pneum ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure, if unlucky: There is no law saying one cannot get pneumonia after recovering from pneumonia. Actually, a unlucky, sickly person can get a second case of pneumonia ... Read More
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