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Pneumonia

 

 

Causes

Bacteria, virus, aspiration. An inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as aveoli.

Signs and Symptoms

Varying severity and combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever, trouble breathing, depending on underlying cause.

Incubation Period

A few weeks.

Mode of Transmission

Bacteria, virus, aspiration.

Preventive Measures

Vaccines

Implications for School

Students known to have a positive Tuberculosis Skin Test, and who do not present with signs and symptoms, are not required to provide a note from a healthcare provider to return to school.

Chest X-ray, blood tests, culture of sputum.

Other lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma, diabetes, heart failure, and a history of smoking and low immune system.

Antibiotics, steroids, antivirals, oxygen therapy

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