‘More deaths due to pneumonia than AIDS’

‘More deaths due to pneumonia than AIDS’
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“Pneumonia is the major cause for death among children across the world. More number of children die due to pneumonia than to AIDS, malaria and chicken pox. It is extremely important to know about the prevention measures and treatment techniques of pneumonia for reducing deaths,” said Dr Ch Mallikharjuna Rao, addressing a talk on ‘Pneumonia in Children’.

“Pneumonia is the major cause for death among children across the world. More number of children die due to pneumonia than to AIDS, malaria and chicken pox. It is extremely important to know about the prevention measures and treatment techniques of pneumonia for reducing deaths,” said Dr Ch Mallikharjuna Rao, addressing a talk on ‘Pneumonia in Children’. The talk was part of an awareness programme organised by Vasvya Nursing Home on Saturday.

 Dr Ch Mallikharjuna Rao addressing the conference

“Pneumonia is caused due to bacteria, fungus, parasites and virus. In India, bacteria are causing pneumonia than any other contagious organisms. It is caused without any notice or symptoms and the patient will suffer cough, fever and tiredness (panting). Either the lower respiratory tract or the upper respiratory tract will get infected with the bacteria. For lower respiratory tract infection, antibiotics should be administered. Acute respiratory tract infection can be diagnosed with X-Ray and blood tests. Parents are advised to get their children vaccinated before winter season,” he added.

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