Acute Respiratory Infections
Acute respiratory infections may cause inflammation of the respiratory tract anywhere from nose to alveoli.
- SARS Corona virus
Mode of transmission - air-born route.
Incubation period - 18-72 hours
Running nose, cough, sore throat, breathing difficult and ear problems. Fever is common in acute respiratory problem, most children with these infections have only mild infection such as cold or cough.
The high mortality and morbidity rate attribute to acute respiratory infections.
Hemophiles influenza type B, HIB is an important cause of pneumonia and meningitis among children in developing world.