According to the latest Ministry of Health reports (MINSA) this year they have registered over 38 thousand cases pneumonia under 5 and under adults over 65 years of age. The main the whys and wherefores infectious mortality in the year population More than 65 years of age are pneumonia and influenza. Because immunization in this age group it is the primary objective of public health and the recommended vaccines vaccine against pneumococcal.
According to the latest epidemiological report, up to 2018, during the 40th week, there were 22,875 pneumonia episodes in children under 5 years of age, 12.8% more than in the same period of 2017 and 247 episodes. deaths. On the other hand, 15 739 pneumonia have been reported in those over the age of 60, 23.6% more than in 2017 reported in the same period and 1005 deaths.
In the specific case population As an adult, pneumonia can be a major burden because adults with this disease can have significant consequences for infection. For example, they may present possible complications such as inadequacy respiratory organs requiring a respirator or a fan and septicemia, which is a condition that has a inflammation uncontrollable in the body that can cause a organic defect wide spread. symptomssuch as weakness, difficulty breathing, and fatigue may also last for several weeks disappear.
Oscar Gayoso, doctor pulmonologist and the former President of the Peruvian Pneumatic Association states that most cases of disease could be prevented by vaccinating the dangers of the population because studies show that vaccination reduces the number of episodes of infection respiratory. Although pneumonia occurs mostly at low temperatures, a specialist recommends that it keeps up to date throughout the year.
Every 12th of November celebrates the World Day of Pneumonia and this has become an important moment when organizations globally, they gather to provide a debate on the disease, to promote measures to prevent and treat it, and to take measures to fight it.
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