Pneumonia can also be contracted when you touch contaminated surfaces then you touch your mouth, eyes, and nose.
These days, with the alarming rise of infectious diseases, health experts and professionals advise everyone to wash their hands thoroughly, and to avoid touching the face – in particular, the mouth, the eyes, and the nose.
Those who are vulnerable to pneumonia include those with pre-existing health conditions, such as asthma, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as those with weak immune systems and those who frequently smoke.
Its symptoms are similar to an ordinary flu: cough and colds, high fever, muscle pains and chills, vomiting and nausea, rapid and fast breathing, among others.
Take note, though, that these symptoms may differ according to the health condition and age of the patient.
To those infected with pneumonia, do not worry or be anxious.
Pneumonia in the Philippines can be treated now, and some studies say that one of the measures to counter bacterial pneumonia is to take antibiotics, which are often called the “mainstay treatment” of bacterial pneumonia.