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November 12 is World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. It can often be prevented and can usually be treated,yet every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies from pneumonia.

Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/ZuLejA [CDC Current Features, Nov. 9, 2012]

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