Bronchopneumonia; Community-acquired pneumonia
Wash your hands often, especially after:
Also wash your hands before eating or preparing foods.
Don't smoke. Tobacco damages your lung's ability to ward off infection.
Vaccines may help prevent pneumonia in children, the elderly, and people with diabetes, asthma, emphysema, HIV, cancer, or other long-term conditions:
If you have cancer or HIV, talk to your doctor about ways to prevent pneumonia and other infections.
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