Pneumonia is an infection of the tissue in the lung. It can range from mild to fatal, depending on the type of germ causing the infection, your age, and your overall health.

Pneumonia is usually caused by a bacterial infection, but it can also be caused by a virus, such as coronavirus (COVID-19).

What is pneumonia?

What causes pneumonia?

Symptoms of pneumonia

Treatment for pneumonia

Our pneumonia research

Hudson Institute researchers are nationally and internationally recognised for progressing our understanding of the immune system’s inflammatory response and developing new approaches to treat bacterial infections.

Our pneumonia researchers are building knowledge of how lung inflammation develops and discovering new and repurposing existing drugs that can be used to treat bacterial and viral pneumonia.

Tackling acute inflammation in COVID-19 and Influenza

Molecular studies, new treatment. Associate Professor Michelle Associate Professor Michelle Tate researching Influenza at Hudson InstituteTate and her team are identifying the molecular processes behind viral lung inflammation and examining how COVID-19 and influenza virus infection results in severe lung inflammation and the development of pneumonia.

Using this knowledge, they are testing new and repurposed anti-inflammatory drugs that could be used to treat pneumonia in COVID-19 and severe influenza virus infections.

Team | Associate Professor Michelle Tate

Controlling bacterial lung infection with innate immune molecules

Eliminating pathogenic bacteria to prevent pneumonia

Pneumonia collaborators

Support for people with Pneumonia

Hudson Institute scientists cannot provide medical advice.
Find out more about pneumonia.

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