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How common is pneumococcal pneumonia?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Somewhat: It is the most common cause of pneumonia, which is the 4th leading cause of death in the us... But it is still unlikely that you will have it during your lifetime.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Very: It is one of the most common causes of pneumonia in the community.

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