Which of the following statements is not true for pneumonia?

QUESTION:  Which of the following statements is not true for pneumonia?

A  Pneumonia can be transmitted to a healthy person by inhaling the droplets released by an infected person and also by sharing utensils

B Pathogens causing pneumonia are Streptococcus pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae

C There is no vaccine yet available to prevent pneumonia

D  None of these

ANSWER:  There is no vaccine yet available to prevent pneumonia

 

Aspect           Description
Introduction ·        Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition affecting the air sacs in one or both lungs.
Types ·        Walking pneumonia

·        Bacterial Pneumonia

·        Viral Pneumonia

·        Fungal Pneumonia

·        Aspiration pneumonia

·        Community-acquired pneumonia

·        Hospital-acquired pneumonia

·        Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Mode of Transmission ·        Inhalation of infected respiratory droplets

·        Coughing

·        Sneezing

·        Contact with contaminated surfaces

Symptoms ·        Cough

·        Fever

·        Difficulty breathing

Causative Agents ·        Streptococcus pneumoniae

·        Haemophilus influenzae

·        Legionella pneumophila

·        Influenza virus

·        SARS-cov-2 (COVID-19)

Vaccination ·        Vaccines are available to prevent certain types of pneumonia.
Treatment ·        Bacterial pneumonia is often treated with antibiotics.

·        Viral pneumonia is managed with supportive care.

Prevention ·        Practicing good hygiene, like handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes.

·        Avoiding close contact with sick individuals.

·        Getting vaccinated against preventable causes of pneumonia.

·        Managing underlying health conditions to reduce risk.

Complications ·        Respiratory failure

·        Sepsis

·        Lung abscess,

·        Pleural effusion

·        Long-term lung damage