23 Nov Causes of Pollution – Pneumonia Among Leading Causes of Death in Children
Every five minutes seven children die from pneumonia in Africa. This is according to medical experts who say pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children. But, they say this would not be the case if caregivers ensured that their children got vaccinated before the age of two.
Pneumonia has been cited as a leading cause of death among children below the age of 5 and experts say in this day and age this shouldn’t be happening. It is caused by a bacterial infection which, in turn, causes a number of other infections known as pneumococcal diseases.