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IMSS serves up to 6 daily cases of pneumonia
By: Ana Celia LaraFuente: Televisa-01-2013 Puebla09 19:45

*Pneumococcal lung infection is characterized by multiplication of microorganisms, causing a swelling with pulmonary damage.
Puebla, Pue. The Mexican Social Security Institute in Puebla 3-6 serves of pneumonia cases daily. The winter season has become the main enemy of children under 5 and adults over 65, who are the most vulnerable to this disease.
Pneumococcal lung infection is characterized by the multiplication of microorganisms inside the alveoli, which causes inflammation with pulmonary damage.
"After an upper respiratory infection, flu syndrome, laryngitis, pharyngitis, if the patient's defenses are inadequate, progresses to bronchitis and then pneumonia," said Guzm?n Luis Meneses Puebla IMSS Pulmonologist Doctor.
According to statistics, nationwide from 200 to 400 thousand cases are recorded annually. Pneumonia is third leading cause of death in children and the eighth in the general population, while in the world is the fifth source of mortality.
"Any acute respiratory infection, flu, cold, should be treated early, go to your doctor, preferably citrus drink fluids to protect covered alright," said the doctor.
Symptoms include coughing, fever, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain when breathing deeply, vomiting, loss of appetite and body aches. Blood may be present.
"Chest pain subcostal either right or left depending on the affected lung, so weak and food intake in older adults is a very important disorientation and irritability," said Guzm?n Luis Meneses.
In addition to children and seniors are encouraged to get vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcus.