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World Pneumonia Day- November 12

World Pneumonia Day is a day to raise awareness of pneumonia and demand the fight against it.
Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in children under 5 years of age. 155 million children under the age of five are diagnosed with the disease each year, of which 1.6 die.
The day of the war against pneumonia was established in 2009 in order to mobilize the public to fight and prevent the disease.


Pneumonia is a fatal and difficult disease, but its treatment and prevention are effective and easy. There are effective vaccines against the two most common causes: B Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Orthomyxoviridae.
Antibiotics can cure the disease if you start taking it early enough.
The lives of a million children could have been saved each year if the treatment and prevention of pneumonia were being used in the poorest countries in the world.
Among the artists who have joined the fight against pneumonia are Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Laurie.
  Symptoms of pneumonia: fever and shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms, you should go to the doctor immediately. Untreated pneumonia can get complicated and cause more signs such as chest pain, chills, headaches, and muscles. Failure to treat the disease can be fatal.

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