Got Pneumonia? It’s probably a Virus

A team from the CDC recently published an implicit study cataloguing the pathogens – the evil foreign organisms – that cause Americans to find themselves in hospitals with pneumonia. And the worst offenders? Viruses!

Photo Credit: New England Journal of Medicine

Photo Credit: New England Journal of Medicine

Moral of the story – get your annual flu shot, and then cross your (sanitized?) fingers that some other bug doesn’t come your way.

 

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