Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 10th, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, "Pneumonia strikes the extremes of the age spectrum, causing maximal death and disability in children and the elderly. Despite its worldwide impact, there is a paucity of epidemiologic data regarding its incidence and the causative organisms."
"The two leading causes of bacterial pneumonia in childhood are Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)," reported Fiona Mary Russell and...
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