The Woolwich Observer - - COMMENT -

For the first time in at least five years, pneu­mo­nia was one of the top 10 re­ported rea­sons that Cana­di­ans went to the emer­gency de­part­ment last year. There were al­most 135,000 pneu­mo­nia-re­lated hospi­tal vis­its re­ported across the coun­try in 2017–2018, mark­ing a 13% in­crease from the year be­fore. Ab­dom­i­nal and pelvic pain, throat and chest pain, and acute up­per res­pi­ra­tory in­fec­tion were the top three rea­sons for vis­its, to­gether re­sult­ing in ap­prox­i­mately 1 mil­lion re­ported vis­its last year. Cana­dian In­sti­tute for Health In­for­ma­tion

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