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World Pneumonia Day

On November 12, 2014, the world will recognize World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease.

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Call to Action on World Pneumonia Day


Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations, Singapore, 2004–2008 and 2010–2012

Risk Factors for Severe Influenza A–Related Pneumonia in Adult Cohort, Mexico, 2013–14

Death of Woman with Peripartum Influenza B Virus Infection and Necrotizing Pneumonia

Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Hematologic Malignancies

Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Legionella pneumophila Serogroups 5 and 10, China

Deaths Attributable to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections

Rapid Metagenomic Diagnostics for Suspected Outbreak of Severe Pneumonia

Rapid Spread and Diversification of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Genotype ON1, Kenya

Characteristics of Patients with Mild to Moderate Primary Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis

Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Gulls, Alaska, USA

Extensively Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, South Korea, 2011–2012

Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Soldiers, South Korea, April 2011–March 2012

Persistence and Complex Evolution of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Clone

Nasopharyngeal Bacterial Interactions in Children

Co-Production of NDM-1 and OXA-232 by Klebsiella pneumoniae

Rapidly Fatal Hemorrhagic Pneumonia and Group A Streptococcus Serotype M1

Population-based Surveillance for Bacterial Meningitis in China, September 2006–December 2009

Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia in Endangered Tibetan Antelope, China, 2012

Deaths from Bacterial Pneumonia during 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic

Haemophilus parahaemolyticus Septic Shock after Aspiration Pneumonia, France

Use of National Pneumonia Surveillance to Describe Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Epidemiology, China, 2004–2013

Medscape CME Activity

Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Patients with or without AIDS, France

Invasive Fungal Infections after Natural Disasters


Outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Psychiatric Unit

Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Pandemic H1N1

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