World Pneumonia Day: Take Our Two Minute Quiz

Pneumonia is an infection of which part of the lungs?

  1. The bronchi (the tubes taking air into the lungs)
  2. The alveoli (the tiny air sacs deep within the lung from where oxygen gets into the blood)
  3. The pleura (the lining of the outer part of the lungs)


What proportion of childhood deaths in the world are due to pneumonia?

  1. Nearly 20%
  2. Less than 1%
  3. About 5%


What makes you more likely to catch pneumonia?

  1. Smoking
  2. Drinking a lot of alcohol
  3. Having flu
  4. All of the above


The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of pneumonia. Where does it usually live when it is not causing pneumonia?

  1. In the back of the throat
  2. In water sources such as air conditioning units
  3. In rats or other rodents


Who should be vaccinated against Streptococcus pneumoniae?

  1. Infants
  2. People aged over 65 years
  3. People with chronic lung, heart or kidney disease
  4. All of the above


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