MEXICO: the pneumonia bacteria is lethal in Mexican adults over 65, said today the infectious disease specialist Mexican, Mars Hernández Porras, referring to respiratory diseases. On the eve of the world day against pneumonia, that it commemorates each November 12, the specialist told journalists that this bacterial lung infection can get in anywhere and stage of life, but more lethal in younger children, older adults five years and people with risk factors.
Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs that can be serious. Photo: Pixabay in 2017, the pneumonia was positioned within the first 20 causes of disease nationwide and affected some 130,000 Mexicans, according to figures from the Ministry of health.
Older adults are more vulnerable due to a condition called ‘immunosenescence’ which is the effect of aging on the immune system, explained.
It also noted that this situation causes the body’s natural defense is weak and make the individual more likely to contract pneumococcal disease. Also Hernández Porras noted that some other factors that could increase the risk of contracting pneumonia include lifestyle; suffering from certain conditions of health, including asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He explained that the elderly may suffer major consequences such as respiratory failure and septicemia, i.e. an uncontrolled inflammation in the body that can cause a general failure of organs. Therefore, it recommended to follow a full outline of immunization to be truly protected against this disease. According to the World Health Organization (who), pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. It can be prevented through immunization, adequate power through the control of environmental factors. Pneumonia caused by bacteria can be treated with antibiotics, but only a third of people suffering from pneumonia get antibiotics they need. In this note: