“India is responsible for 20 per cent of all pneumonia deaths, which is nearly 3.5 lakh.

Kampala — A Total of 11,798,600 million Ugandan children are at the verge of dying hunger and pneumonia due to lack of food and accommodation, advocates for inclusive social protection have warned.

As many as four people died of H1N1 in Tamil Nadu in the last two days. As many as three fresh cases of the infection were reported in the western districts of the state.

The Influenza A virus (IAV) is a major human pathogen that produces significant morbidity and mortality. To explore the contribution of alveolar macrophages (AlvMΦs) in regulating the severity of IAV infection we employed a murine model in which the Core Binding Factor Beta gene is conditionally disrupted in myeloid cells. These mice exhibit a selective deficiency in AlvMΦs. Following IAV infection these AlvMΦ deficient mice developed severe diffuse alveolar damage, lethal respiratory compromise, and consequent lethality.

Five children from Ellaiamman Koil Street, Erikarai, at New Gummudipoondi in Tiruvallur district were admitted to the Institute of Child Health at Egmore on Wednesday morning with respiratory ailme

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Pneumonia has overtaken malaria as the number one killer disease among children under the age of five in Nigeria.

Pneumonia is responsible for about 20% of deaths among children aged 5 or below, said Dr M Venkatachalapathy, president, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), Bangalore, on Thursday.

Despite remarkable progress in the improvement of child survival between 1990 and 2015, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 target of a two-thirds reduction of under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) was not achieved globally. In this paper, we updated our annual estimates of child mortality by cause to 2000–15 to reflect on progress toward the MDG 4 and consider implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for child survival.

In a move to expand the vaccine coverage across the country, health ministry plans to introduce pneumonia vaccine in five states under its universal immunization programme from next year.