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Every Breath Counts: 6 Fast Facts for World Pneumonia Day


2. Pneumonia is a Serious Lung Infection

A 2016 Ipsos MORI poll, surveyed across several European countries noted that shockingly one in five individuals don’t consider pneumonia a lung condition.Findings from the same Ipsos MORI survey indicated that only 44-percent of respondents believed that certain forms of pneumonia can be contagious.

According to research from eMedicinehealth.com, while the vast majority of bacterial pneumonia cases are not highly contagious, tuberculosis and Mycoplasma pneumonia should be considered highly contagious when transmitted via coughing, sneezing, and breathing.

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