With 100 plus deaths daily, pneumonia has emerged as a leading cause of deaths among children under 5 years in Bihar, a survey report said and recommended the government to launch a special drive like the one for polio.
In a damning indictment of its poor health services and coverage, India finds itself ranked the third lowest among 15 high-burden countries when it comes to coverage and implementing vital pneumonia and diarrhoea interventions, according to a report.
On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, which is celebrated every year on November 12, Salome Phelamei of Zee Media talked to Dr Sanjay Mehta, MBBS, MD (Paed.), about the extremely dangerous disease and how it can be prevented in children.
A new study has revealed that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children who are under 5 years and are together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013.
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease has severely disrupted health services for children in Liberia, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday as efforts were intensified to halt the spread of the deadly disease.
Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.
Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.