#pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Bacterial pneumonia is the most common type in adults. Certain people are more likely to get pneumonia:

• Adults 65 years or older
• Children younger than 5 years old
• People who have chronic medical conditions (like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease)
• People who smoke cigarettes The most common symptoms of pneumonia are: - Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up mucus) - Fever, which may be mild or high - Shaking chills - Shortness of breath Call your doctor if you are concerned you might have pneumonia. Pneumonia risk can be lowered by vaccination and healthy living practices:
• Washing your hands regularly
• Coughing or sneezing into a tissue or into your elbow or sleeve
• Limiting contact with cigarette smoke
• Managing and preventing conditions like diabetes