Camille Locht Directeur de l’unité 1019 Inserm “Centre d’infection et immunité de Lille” (0)3 20 87 11 57 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, pneumonia kills more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined (according to the UN, 1.2 million children under 5 die of pneumonia each year). Rapid noting of symptoms and quick treatment would avoid many infant deaths. For this World Day, the UN calls upon people to unite against pneumonia, the “leading child killer”.
Pneumonia, lung disease and lung abscesses are the main currently known infectious lung diseases that affect both the lungs and respiratory tracts.
Lung infections sometimes have very serious outcomes. They lead to great difficulty breathing, and can also damage the respiratory system. Old people are particularly vulnerable.
For more information, please contact Camille Locht, Director of the Inserm unit “Lille Infection and Immunity Centre”.