November 12-World Pneumonia Day
Pneumonia is an acute inflammation of one or both lungs of an infectious nature.
According to the WHO, 450 million cases of the disease are registered annually in the world.
Most healthy people can cope with the infection with the help of their own body's defenses.
Susceptibility to pneumonia increases under the influence of risk factors:
age (infant and over 60 years old);
the presence of chronic diseases;
weakened immune system;
unfavorable housing conditions, etc.
More information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease is provided by a pulmonologistDenisenko Oksana Alekseevna.