Pneumonia can be an aggresive, even fatal disease. Tune in as our panel of experts discuss causes, treatments and prevention.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung, usually caused by an infection. Three common causes are bacteria, viruses and fungi. You can also get pneumonia by accidentally inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems. Learn how early treatment can deliver better outcomes and how the first step toward prevention may be getting the pneumonia vaccine in Second Opinion: Pneumonia airing Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.