2 Feb 2024
Pneumonia claimed seven more lives in different parts of Punjab, the health officials said on Friday.
An infection in the lungs is defined as pneumonia, initially triggered by viral infections, and the disease mainly infects the young children especially those under the age of five.
The health officials said that one child lost his life within the last 24 hours in Lahore due to Pneumonia.
They said that 180 new cases also emerged in Lahore owing to the prevalent virus. On the other hand, Punjab recorded 13460 cases, while Lahore alone reported 3020 cases during this period.
The deadly virus claimed approximately 300 lives across the province, with hundreds of infants currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals for chest infection.
The experts believe that pneumonia cases increased due to combinations of factors which included smog, dry conditions and cold weather. Main factors behind the flow in pneumonia cases identified by health experts included smog and air pollution.
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia may include:
Chest pain when you breathe or cough.
Confusion or changes in mental awareness (in adults age 65 and older).
Cough, which may produce phlegm.
Fever, sweating and shaking chills.
Lower than normal body temperature (in adults older than age 65 and people with weak immune systems).
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Shortness of breath.