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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by germs. Germs that cause pneumonia are spread from person to person through things like coughing, sneezing, or by picking up germs on hands.

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what is pneumonia ?
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how is pneumonia treated ?
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could your cold really be pneumonia ?
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