An important day takes place each November, to raise awareness about the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five.
According to WorldPneumoniaDay.org, pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every 20 seconds. During adulthood, your risk of getting it increases as you age.
Pneumonia can mimic symptoms of a cold, but the consequences can be much more severe. The website KnowPneumonia.com was created to educate people about the illness and what can be done to combat it.
To learn more about the site and the risks of contracting pneumonia, be sure to check our our story below, airing statewide this week on California Life.