Today, World Pneumonia Awareness Day is being celebrated around the world. According to the United Nations, pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children and adults.
Pneumonia is actually an infection of the respiratory tract or lungs, its initial symptoms are cold and flu, but X-ray is necessary for its accurate diagnosis.
In case of pneumonia, the amount of oxygen in the body decreases and as a result either the body organs fail or the person dies.
According to a report released by the World Health Organization for Children in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pneumonia is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 in African countries. These countries include Angola, People’s Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Similarly, it is the leading cause of infant mortality in Asia.
According to a report published by the World Health Organization in 2018, more than 84,000 people die from influenza and pneumonia every year in Pakistan.
The corona virus that has engulfed the entire world since last 2 years has increased the lethality of this disease.
The symptoms of both diseases are similar and due to the fear of the corona virus, the infected person is quarantined as soon as these symptoms appear, which prevents him from receiving the immediate treatment that is necessary for pneumonia.
For this reason, pneumonia is diagnosed several days after it has become fatal.
According to experts, pneumonia is the cause of 25 lakh 60 thousand deaths worldwide every year and there is a fear of 75% increase in these deaths due to corona virus.
According to experts, elderly people, children, pregnant women and people with weak immunity can be easy victims of pneumonia, so it is necessary to be very careful to avoid it.