Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say

FILE PHOTO: Berkeley Medical Center Laboratory Manager Tambry Harvey displays the Klebsiella pneumonia organism in Martinsburg, West Virginia, U.S., December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Pneumonia killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year – or one child every 39 seconds – despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday. In a report on what they described as a “forgotten epidemic”, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF, the international charity Save […]

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