Pneumonia

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by jamiememorial
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
8

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a infection of the lungs, which causes the little air sacs in the lungs(alveoli) to fill with liquid. This infection affects the respiratory system and makes it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia is contracted through an infected person coughing or sneezing.

pneumonia

Treatment

Background

Causes

. Some ways to prevent pnuemonia include vaccinations, hand washing and awareness of coughing/ sneezing.

Symptoms

Prevention

Jamie

Symptoms include a cough that produces greenish yellow sputum or bloody sputum, fever, chills or sweating, discomfort/ aches, fatigue, shortness of breath/ rapid breathing, chest pain.

Pneumonia is the result of an infection caused by viruses, fungi, and the most commn being the bacteria Streptoccocus pneumoniae.

.The very young, the very old and people who have serious health conditions are at a significant risk for contracting pneumonia.

People Affected

Jacob

Keeping this infection at bay Is the best way to breathe clear everyday!

Treatments include anti-biotics and anti-viral medications. These also include possible hospital care.


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