A to Z: Pneumonia, Bacterialenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgBacterial pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria (such as staph or strep).pneumonia, bacterial, bacteria, lung, lungs, respiratory system, infection, staph, strep02/18/201304/11/201909/02/201960087846-be18-41ee-917d-eab4515bb365https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-bacterial.html/<p>Bacterial <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a> is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">lung</a> infection caused by bacteria (such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/staphylococcus.html/">staph</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strep-throat.html/">strep</a>).</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/P-pneumoniaBactCompareA-415x233-enIL.png" alt="illustration" name="5115-PNEUMBACTCOMPARE_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Bacteria that cause pneumonia are contagious and usually found in fluid from the mouth or nose of someone who's infected. Illness can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes on others, by sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils, and when someone touches the used tissues or handkerchiefs of an infected person.</p> <p>Symptoms include <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, cough, and, sometimes, difficulty breathing. Sometimes, a person&nbsp;might also have stomach pain and vomiting.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most cases of bacterial pneumonia are treated successfully with 1-2 weeks of antibiotics. Even after the infection has cleared, coughing may continue for several weeks or months but should steadily improve.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Pneumonia, ViralLearn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-viral.html/51133ad9-dcd6-4831-9279-d3455e1ce141
Germs: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and ProtozoaGerms are tiny organisms that can cause disease - and they're so small that they can creep into your system without you noticing. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/care-about-germs.html/59b8feef-766a-4272-ac83-38140b1d176a
Lungs and Respiratory SystemEach day you breathe about 20,000 times. Find out more about the lungs and breathing process.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/lungs.html/c96c3229-f47c-49e3-bf1c-173bbec82fbf
PneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/04648784-6e52-4b69-8d5c-9525558b42e5
Walking PneumoniaMany kids with this milder version of pneumonia feel well enough to go to school. But it's important to keep kids home until after treatment kicks in and symptoms improve.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/walking-pneumonia.html/3fee2d59-629a-4619-9a8b-5e6f8ba5824b
What Are Germs?You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/germs.html/cd877075-9d39-4c9a-b4f8-d67cb341050f
Word! PneumoniaPneumonia is an infection of the lungs, usually caused by viruses or bacteria.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-pneumonia.html/4d889596-2e1f-4703-a539-1f809165c654
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