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PNEUMONI
Myths & Facts about
Pneumonia
Myth: Only elderly people get
pneumonia. A
Fact: Pneumonia kills more
children under five worldwide
than any other illness. It kills over
BREATHE BETTER
4 million people each year.

Myth: Pneumonia is just a severe


form of the cold, so you cannot
What is
prevent it. Pneumonia?
Fact: We can prevent the Pneumonia is a lung infection
deadliest pneumonia with two
caused by Streptococcus
vaccines. The pneumococcal and ARMED FROCES OF THE
Hib vaccines prevent up to 50 pneumoniae germ that normally
PHILIPPINES
percent of life-threatening child lives in the upper respiratory
pneumonia. The measles and tract.
pertussis vaccines can also INFECTIOUS WARD
prevent pneumonia.
Are you at RISK?
Myth: You can only catch If you’re 50 or older, you may be
SUBMITTED BY
pneumonia from a sick friend or at increased risk for LIMOS, REGIE MANHELLE
family member. LIM, MICHELLE
pneumococcal pneumonia. IF you
Fact: You can "catch" the bacteria LAGAZON, MARK LOUIE
that cause pneumonia from also have certain chronic
BSN 3A2-1
healthy people. Certain bacteria conditions, including respiratory SUBMITTED TO
live in the noses and mouths of conditions, diabetes, DR. FLORINA S. FERRIOL
people who are completely well. It cardiovascular disease, cancer, or
is common for elderly people to a weakened immune system, your
"catch" the bacteria from young
children who are healthy, so risk could be even greater. Yet,
vaccinating children helps to millions of adults remain
protect the elderly. unvaccinated.
In the Philippines… ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
3rd leading cause of
Morbidity (2001)

3rd leading cause of


Mortality (1998)

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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS MODE OF MANAGEMENT


TRANSMISSION ANTIBIOTICS, the mainstay for
Airborne Through:
the treatment of Pneumonia,
Coughing
should be initiated as soon as a
Sneezing
diagnosis of the disease is made.
Talking
A person with Pneumonia
Shouting
usually begins to improve after
three (3) to five (5) days of
COMPLICATIONS antibiotic treatment.
Abscess Fatigue and a persistent but
Bacteria in the blood milder cough can last for one (1)
Cardiovascular events month or longer, although most
Fluid outside the lungs people are able to resume their
DEATH usual activities within seven (7)
days.
Patients treated in the hospital
may require three (3) weeks or
more to resume normal activities.
PREVENTION
Influenza Vaccination
Pneumococcal Vaccination
Smoking Cessation
DIAGNOSTICS
Chest X-Ray
X-Ray should be undertaken
by patients suspected to
have Pneumonia to confirm
diagnosis.
Complete Blood Cell Count
(CBC)
Sputum Gram Stain &
Culture Sensitivity