- Pneumonia of different etiologies is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality globally.
- Streptococcus pneumoniae continues to be the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in children.
- In Canada, although immunization has decreased the incidence of bacterial pneumonia in vaccinated children, pneumonia remains common in healthy children.
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