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Is pneumonia one of the common types of bacterial infections?

Pneumonia is a common type of bacterial infection, but a virus or fungus can also cause it. Although bacterial pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics, drug-resistant strands of this infection are increasing. As with all bacterial infections, prevention is important.

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