When someone spreads bacteria through droplets in sneezes or coughs, or through skin contact, those around him can develop bacterial pneumonia, notes Healthline. The most common bacteria involved are streptococcus pneumo... More »

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It is best for individuals who suspect they have pneumonia to contact their doctors, states eMedicineHealth. If an individual experiences symptoms of bacterial pneumonia that include fever and coughing up brown, green or... More »

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American Lung Association indicates pneumonia is a lung infection caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses. The condition is not a single disease and has more than 30 different causes. Influenza is the most common cause of ... More »

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The different types of bacterial pneumonia include community-acquired pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia and atypical pneumonia, which occurs when people get into contact with infected patients. The naming of pneumon... More »

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A person acquires MRSA by coming into contact with someone who has methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria on his skin or by touching an object bearing the bacteria, according to WebMD. While approximately 2... More »

The bacteria that cause strep throat spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes into the air and another person inhales the germs. The highly contagious disease also runs the risk of coming back if a house is not p... More »

Individuals commonly get strep throat when an infected person sneezes, coughs or shakes hands with them, according to TeensHealth. Sharing food or drinks with an infected person is another typical way to get a strep thro... More »

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