Pneumonia

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The Disease that I’m very interested was droplet precautions of Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an inflammation of your lungs, usually caused by infection. Bacteria,viruses, fungi or parasites can cause pneumonia. Besides Pneumonia is a particular concern if you’re older than 65 or have a chronic illness or impaired immunesystem. It can also occur in young, healthy people.
Also people catch Pneumonia by breathing in small droplets that contain the organisms that can causepneumonia. These droplets get into the air when a person infected with these germs coughs or sneezes. In other cases , pneumonia is caused when bacteria or viruses thatare normally present in the mouth, throat, or nose inadvertently enter the lug. Also during sleep, it is quite common for people to aspirate secretions from themouth, throat, or nose normally, the body’s reflex response and their immune system will prevent the aspirated organism from causing pneumonia . Some of thesymptoms and signs of pneumonia initially have symptoms of a cold for example, sneezing, sore throat, cough, which are then followed by a high fever, sometimes ashigh as 104 F , shaking chills, and a cough with sputum production. One of the symptoms that children and babies who develop pneumonia often do not have anyspecific signs of a chest infection but develop a fever, appear quite ill, and can become lethargic. In addition to standard precautions, Droplet precautions arerequired for patients known or suspected to have the following illness transmitted by large particle droplets. Common organism/disease which require droplet include.
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