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What is bacterial pneumonia? How can I prevent myself from getting it?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Bacterial pneumonia

is a lung infection due to a bacteria, vs.
a virus, fungus, or other etiology. Whether or not it is contagious depends on the type of bacteria. If contagious, it is spread primarily by breathing in infected droplets from coughing/sneezing.

In brief: Bacterial pneumonia

is a lung infection due to a bacteria, vs.
a virus, fungus, or other etiology. Whether or not it is contagious depends on the type of bacteria. If contagious, it is spread primarily by breathing in infected droplets from coughing/sneezing.
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