Pneumonia costs Portugal €80 million

in News · 15-11-2018 09:47:00 · 0 Comments

Pneumonia kills one person every ninety minutes in Portugal, despite being a disease whose cause is preventable.

Every day 81 people are admitted to hospital in this country with pneumonia, of whom 16 will die. The illness costs the country an estimated €80 million per year. A vaccination is available to protect against the microbe that causes the disease, according to information disclosed to mark World Pneumonia Day, which took place on Monday.


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