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Inheritance and Genetics of Pneumococcal pneumonia

Genetics of Pneumococcal pneumonia:

Pneumococcal pneumonia is NOT a genetic disease. Pneumococcal pneumonia is an infectious disease. In general, an infectious disease can be caused by a pathogenic organism (viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms, parasites) that can invade the body and cause infection. Some infectious diseases can be contagious between people while others are acquired from the person's surroundings but are not spread from one person to another.

Racial Patterns for Pneumococcal pneumonia:

Racial Details for Pneumococcal pneumonia: The yearly incidence of pneumococcal pneumonia is twice as high in African Americans than in whites (Source: excerpt from Pneumococcal Pneumonia, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Pneumococcal pneumonia refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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