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9 million, pneumonia was responsible for 16 percent and diarrhoea was responsible for nine percent deaths, making them two of the leading killers of children worldwide.
Already, NGO partners have begun adopting the campaign and accelerating progress in the fight to prevent childhood deaths due to pneumonia.
Ayesha Mehnaz, Professor at Pediatrics Department Civil Hospital said it was unfortunate that despite easy and free of cost availability of Pneumonia vaccine under EPI program, an unavoidable 46% of the child population in Pakistan still remains non-immunized causing high incidence of child mortality.
And people already in hospital can develop hospital-acquired pneumonia, caused by germs.
This groundbreaking study shows how badly we need faster, less-expen sive diagnostic tests for doctors to accurately diagnose the cause of pneumonia so they can effectively treat it.
Other prevalent types of bacterial pneumonia in the country include haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhails, he said, adding that respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, rhinovirus and adenovirus are the highly contracted pneumonia viruses in the country.
Viruses tend to cause a milder type of pneumonia than bacteria.
Whether dental plaque or poor oral hygiene also puts presumably healthy, community-dwelling older adults at greater risk for developing serious pneumonia was unclear, however.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which fills them with fluid causing coughing, fever and difficulty breathing.
This was a cross-sectional study of pilgrim patients with suspected pneumonia who were admitted to Makkah hospitals at Makkah, Soudi Arabia, from the 1st to the 20th day of the Hajj month of the Islamic year 1426 (Jan 2005).
Each year, more than 4 million cases of pneumonia cost the U.