PNEUMONIA IN CHILDREN : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Pneumonia is infection or inflammation in one or both lungs. It is sometimes referred to as a chest infection. Small sacs called alveoli make up the lungs. In a healthy individual these sacs fill with air when the person breathes. When a person has pneumonia, these sacs become filled with pus and fluid and this makes breathing painful and oxygen intake is limited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all deaths of…

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Tuberculosis – Facts and How to Prevent it’s Spread

Tuberculosis (TB) is both curable and preventable. It is an infection that attacks and affects the lungs which is caused by a bacterium called  Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. TB is an air borne infection, which means that it can spread from person to person through the air. When people who are infected with the disease cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air and a non-infected person who inhales these TB germs can become infected. Some individuals can have what is called latent TB, which means they have been…

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