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World Pneumonia Day 2021

World Pneumonia Day 2021

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12th November every year across the world. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment and produce action to combat the disease.

  • In 2009, World Pneumonia Day was first celebrated

What is Pneumonia?

  • Pneumonia is an infection causing an inflammatory response in the lung and is caused by bacterial infections, viral infections like influenza. COVID 19 virus can also cause pneumonia and can cause serious inflammatory damage to them.

Causes of Pneumonia

  • People who have low socioeconomic status and those with impaired immunity are affected with pneumonia.
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol intake
  • Poor nutritional intake among children
  • Having immunocompromised conditions like HIV
  • Uncontrolled diabete

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Symptoms of Pneumonia

  • High-grade fever with or without chills and rigor
  • Cough with yellowish or green-coloured sputum
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain


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