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Can pneumonia be prevented?

There are several things that can be done to reduce the risk of getting pneumonia. There are several vaccines available to protect against some types of bacteria that cause pneumonia. Avoiding cigarette smoke and people with a cold or flu and washing your hands before eating or handling food, can reduce the spread of the bacteria and viruses that commonly cause pneumonia.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis


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