Pneumonia Claims Seven Young Lives in 24 Hours: Alarming Situation in Punjab

pneumonia claims seven young lives in 24 hours alarming situation in punjab

pneumonia claims seven young lives in 24 hours alarming situation in punjab

Pneumonia, a serious lung infection, has claimed the lives of seven more children in Punjab within the past 24 hours, as reported by the health department on Friday. In total, 764 new cases of pneumonia were recorded during this period, with one child losing their life in Lahore. 178 fresh cases have been reported by the provincial capital.

Punjab has witnessed a total of 303 pneumonia-related deaths, and over 18,000 cases have been reported across the province. Health experts points at  environmental pollution  which is mostly caused by smog during the winter season. This winter there was too much smog and the weather was extremely cold which became the reason for multiple health issues. its also increased rapidly and became the reason for the increase in cases and deaths.

Pneumonia, Pneumonia often caused by viruses. It is an infection in the lungs ranging from mild to severe. Children aged five or younger are more susceptible to this illness, which typically follows symptoms of a cold or flu.

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Health officials in Punjab are doing different things to help with the increase in cases. They’re telling people about it through campaigns and saying it’s really important to take steps to stop the infection from spreading.

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Symptoms of pneumonia
Pneumonia has different symptoms. It  include chest pain when breathing or coughing, confusion (especially in adults aged 65 and older), cough with phlegm, fatigue, fever with sweating and shaking chills, lower than normal body temperature (in adults older than age 65 and those with weak immune systems) and nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is important for people  to be aware of these signs and seek medical help instantly if they have my doubts. timely and effective treatment can save thousands of lives.

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