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Dr Sushmita Roy Chowdhury Discussed Types of Pneumonia

News Desk, News Nation 360 : On World Pneumonia Day, Dr Sushmita Roy Chowdhury, Director of Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, Kolkata discussed types of pneumonia. She said that everyone needs to remember a few basics. Most types of pneumonia is severe infections of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses etc. spread commonly by air hence prevention of infection can be done by maintaining social distancing, practising respiratory hygiene with cough and sneeze and wearing 3 ply mask in presence of others. Also, those who are elderly and have comorbidities should take influenza vaccination yearly and pneumococcal vaccination every 5 years. The vaccines do not prevent infection but help the body fight it better. Also, it is most important to keep your lungs healthy by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and avoiding active and passive smoking.

Report : Anustup Kundu