Streptococcus Pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia is a condition when the lungs get inflamed and, in many instances, get filled with fluid. It is caused by bacteria (Streptococcus), fungi, or viruses. Bacterial pneumonia can affect a part of your lung or the entire lungs. Result in an insufficient supply of oxygen in the blood. The common symptoms of pneumonia are as follows: Coughing with thick mucus yellow or green in colour Continuous chest pain which becomes intense at the time of coughing and sneezing Chills that make you feel shaky. High fever, i.e., in between 102-105°F. Bacterial pneumonia is caused due to the accumulation of bacteria in the lungs. Many bacteria can lead to bacterial pneumonia but out of which, Streptococcus bacteria is the most common. It can enter the lungs through inhalation and can further reach your bloodstream. Other bacteria that can cause bacterial pneumonia are Staphylococcus aureus, Moraxellacatarrhalis, Klebsiellapneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides. Bacteria pneumonia is not contagious, but the bacteria is contagious that causes pneumonia. Always cover the face while sneezing, maintain good hygiene, or get a vaccination for bacterial pneumonia if you are an infant or above the age of 65 years.

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