Q&A: Is Pneumonia More Serious Than The Flu?

sick man lying in bedQ: Is pneumonia more serious than the flu? C.S.

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A: Pneumonia is often the more serious illness but it should be noted that some types of flu can also be deadly. Flu is caused by the influenza virus while pneumonia, which can also be caused by a virus, is often brought about by a bacterial infection. The flu virus usually attacks the upper respiratory tract of the body such as the nose, throat and respiratory tubes.