In Russia he had contracted a nasty case of pneumonia, similar to the one that killed his first wife.
Spread happens easily, however, and epidemics are propagated when the third form of plague occurs: pneumonia plague.
Measles can lead to lung infections such as pneumonia, and untreated, it can often be fatal.
His death record shows that Tommy died of pneumonia, but Varnadoe believes it was foul play.
Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, he died of pneumonia a month later.
Consumption and pneumonia appeared, and assumed frightful aspects.
And you shan't die of pneumonia or—or drownin' if I can help it.
I am going to get pneumonia out of this wetting; but, most likely, I'll be killed anyway in this hill attack, so I should worry!
For two weeks he lay, fighting off the threatened attack of pneumonia.
And with a wasted constitution who can battle against fever, pneumonia, and other things?
c.1600, from Modern Latin, from Greek pneumonia "inflammation of the lungs," from pneumon "lung," altered (perhaps by influence of pnein "to breathe") from pleumon "lung," literally "floater," probably cognate with Latin pulmo (see pulmonary), from PIE *pleu- "to flow, to swim" (see pluvial). Alteration in Greek perhaps by influence of pnein "to breathe."
pneumonia pneu·mo·nia (nu-mōn'yə, nyu-)
An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.
An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, especially an infectious disease caused by viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens, such as mycoplasmas. Individuals with pneumonia often have abnormal chest x-rays that show areas with fluid in the infected part of the lungs.