World Pneumonia Day
On November 12, 2012, the world will recognize World Pneumonia Day. World Pneumonia Day aims to raise awareness about pneumonia’s toll on the world’s children and to promote interventions to protect against, treat, and prevent the disease. Pneumonia is the number 1 killer of children under age five worldwide—responsible for one in five global child deaths annually. In 2011, 1.3 million young children died of pneumonia.
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This November 12, the global community is urged to consider the massive problems of pneumonia and to take a moment to consider what can be done to solve this problem.
Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, an epidemiologist at CDC, discusses her investigation of a Streptococcus pneumoniae outbreak in a pediatric psychiatric unit.
Dr. George Nelson, a CDC medical officer, discusses the relationship between pneumococcal pneumonia and Pandemic H1N1.