Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of neonatal respiratory distress, and is most commonly acquired at birth.
Individuals with preexisting respiratory diseases including asthma and COPD are among the groups identified as having a high risk for serious influenza-related complications.
COPD is more common in older adults, who already have a higher burden of morbidity and mortality from influenza infection.
Management of infection in cystic fibrosis is complex but plays a critical role in improving the survival of those with CF.
Receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy in a timely manner is important, but clinicians must also consider potential antibiotic resistance in the hospital and surrounding community.