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    Wasatch Front Inversions Could Cause More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year
    Research
    Jan 09, 2018

    Wasatch Front Inversions Could Cause More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

    pneumonia

    Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions are estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Bad air quality especially erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. ... Read More

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    Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia
    Research, Clinical
    Feb 25, 2015

    Largest study of its kind documents causes of childhood community-acquired pneumonia

    pneumonia, rsv

    To investigate the specific causes and prevalence of childhood CAP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study in collaboration with institutions including University of Utah Health Sciences. They report that among children diagnosed with pneumonia, viral infections were much more common than bacterial infections (73 vs. 15 percent), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was the most commonly detected pathogen. The results, which could inform improved strategies for prevention and treatment, were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.... Read More

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