Bacterial Pneumonia

Lauren Parks

What Is Bacterial Pneumonia?

Bacterial pneumonia or Streptococcus pneumoniae is a disease that produces inflammation in one or two of the lungs.

How It Attacks and Spreads

Particularly, the way Bacterial pneumonia can attack is usually after severe a cold or the flu. Bacterial pneumonia is mainly caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is a bacteria that comes in pairs and has a shape of a lancet. Nextly, the air sacs or the alveoli in the lungs are the parts that are infected from Bacterial pneumonia. To start with, the air sacs are built up with a fluid or pus that can lead to the result of again coughing, fever, producing chills, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or muscle aches.


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Additional Information - Facts

  • This disease can cause the death of children under the age of 5 mostly than other diseases
  • Pneumonia can claim a young life every 20 seconds
  • A complete process of breastfeeding in the first six months gives a simple and important way to help protect children from pneumonia