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Pneumonia can be caused by a multitude of organisms including bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens. The following reportable organisms may cause pneumonia:
Transmission is dependant upon the pathogen causing the pneumonia.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Symptoms of pneumonia may include coughing, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, chills, chest pain or difficulty breathing.
Certain people are more likely to become ill with pneumonia: adults 65 years of age or older, children less than 5 years of age, people who have underlying medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, HIV) and people who smoke cigarettes.
Treatment of pneumonia is dependant upon the type of organism causing it.
Good hand hygiene and cough etiquette are essential to preventing pneumonia. Remember to:
There are several vaccines against pathogens that can cause pneumonia. These vaccines include:
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Pneumonia is not a reportable condition in Texas. However, many pathogens that are reportable in Texas can cause pneumonia.
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