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Can you have Pneumonia and the flu at the same time?

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2012-02-20 19:54:42
2012-02-20 19:54:42

Yes, in fact that is one of the primary initial complications of the flu: a secondary bacterial pneumonia or sometimes a secondary viral pneumonia.

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