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The Mystery of Increased Hospitalizations of Elderly Patients


Pneumonia is a common illness that affects millions of people in the United States every year. In some people, particularly the elderly and those who are ill from pre-existing conditions, bacterial pneumonia may follow influenza or even a common cold. Dr. Martin Meltzer, discusses two articles in the May 2008 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases journal about increased pneumonia-related hospitalizations of elderly patients in England. Created: 4/15/2008 by Emerging Infectious Diseases. Date Released: 4/30/2008. Series Name: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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