Pneumonia

Acute bacterial or viral lung infection (ICD-10 codes: J12-J18). In cases where infection is severe (e.g. pneumonia caused by the influenza virus) or is difficult to treat with antibiotics (i.e. resistance), this may become the cause of death. Death from pneumonia fluctuates widely every year, and is consistent with the rate of death from influenza (correlation coefficient: 0.67).
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