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This fact sheet provides an overview of the causes, means of transmission, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, prevention, and economic costs of pneumonia. Also outlined is the World Health Organization's action plan to prevent and treat pneumonia, including immunization as the most effective means of prevention.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

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Resource types: Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global