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Who can get walking pneumonia?

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Anyone can get it. Walking pneumonia from mycoplasma is most common in children, military recruits, and adults younger than 40.

People who live and work in crowded places -- such as schools, dorms, military barracks, and nursing homes -- are more likely to be exposed to it.

Late summer and fall are the most common times of year for you to get walking pneumonia, but infections can happen throughout the year.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “ Infection.” Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2020

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “ Infection.” Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2020

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