Organisms causing pneumonia


Pneumonia caused by Bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia. In a person suffering from such pneumonia shaking chills, fever and the coughing up of rust-like sputum are the abrupt signs that start to appear. In 20 to 30 per cent of such cases, infection has spread in to the blood […]

Pneumonia


An infection in which virus, fungi or bacteria affect one lung or two is called pneumonia. About one third of the world population was used to subsequently die of pneumonia before the discovery of antibiotics. In United States alone currently over three million people have pneumonia each year. About half a million of such patients […]