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Who gets pneumonia?

Anyone can get pneumonia, but young children and people over 65 years of age have a higher risk of developing the condition. People who have a weak immune system, including people with HIV/AIDS, people who are taking medications to reduce the activity of their immune system and people who smoke also have a higher risk of developing 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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