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COPD

10 November 2010

Lung infections kill 4.25 million a year

Respiratory infections such as influenza and other causes of pneumonia kill 4.25 million people every year, many of them young children.

Respiratory infections such as influenza and other causes of pneumonia kill 4.25 million people every year, many of them young children, according to a report.

The foundation hopes to convince governments and donors to look at respiratory deaths as a group. "With relatively modest resources, the means are available to save millions of lives. We simply need commitment, sound policy, and strategic investment," Baldini said.

 

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