Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Diseases in Humans: Pneumonia

Diseases in Humans: Pneumonia

  • Pathogen
    • Bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae
    • Bacteria, Haemophilus influenzae

               

  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Through contaminated air
    • Inhalation of droplets released by infected person
    • Primarily reach lungs
    • Alveoli gets infected

               

  • Symptoms
    • High fever
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Short of breath
    • Headache
    • Bluish lips & finger nails
    • Weakness

                                                

  • Treatment
    • Diagnosed using Urine test/Mucous test/ Chest X-ray
    • Treated with a course of antibiotic medication

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