Know The Enemy

Why is pneumonia so dangerous?

If you catch it, pneumonia can be serious and life threatening:

  • Over 221,000 adult hospital admissions are due to pneumonia; and over 1 in 5 occur in people under 65.† 4
  • If you have a heart condition and have pneumonia, you are four-times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke9
  • It is one of the most common causes of death due to infection in men and women5

England in 2014/15