Between 5 and 10 million people get pneumonia in the United States each year, and more than 1 million people are hospitalized due to the condition. As a result, pneumonia is the fourth most frequent cause of hospitalizations.
Although the majority of pneumonias respond well to treatment, the infection kills 40,000 - 70,000 people each year.
Men with community-acquired pneumonia tend to fare worse than women. Men are 30% more likely than women to die from the condition, even if the...Read more
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