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Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a affliction linked to excessive morbidity and mortality. The objective of this quantity is to offer state of the art wisdom on epidemiology, scientific presentation, immunology, pathology, and prognosis of CAP together with the identity of "new pathogens". healing techniques, antibiotics resistance, ailment administration and vaccination innovations also are coated.

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RSV accounts for 50% of all cases of pneumonia during the first 2 years of life. The peak incidence of RSV lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is between 1 and 6 months of age. Maternal RSV-specific antibodies rapidly decrease after birth to approximately 6% at 3 months. This may be the reason for the high frequency of RSV infections before 3 months of age [49]. Premature infants (28 to 32 weeks) are at risk for 12 to 6 months after birth. All children get infected once until the 36 Walter Hampl and Thomas Mertens age of 2 years, but 50% of them already had experienced re-infections [4, 21, 40, 50–52].

RSV accounts for 50% of all cases of pneumonia during the first 2 years of life. The peak incidence of RSV lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is between 1 and 6 months of age. Maternal RSV-specific antibodies rapidly decrease after birth to approximately 6% at 3 months. This may be the reason for the high frequency of RSV infections before 3 months of age [49]. Premature infants (28 to 32 weeks) are at risk for 12 to 6 months after birth. All children get infected once until the 36 Walter Hampl and Thomas Mertens age of 2 years, but 50% of them already had experienced re-infections [4, 21, 40, 50–52].

Confirmed cases of HPS so far include children, but in the majority of cases adults (19 to 58 years). SNV accounts for a small number of pediatric cases in the US, whereas Andes virus was found in pediatric patients (Chile, South Argentina) in a higher proportion (16%) [80–82]. The incubation period for Andes virus in Chile was 5 to 25 days. Febrile prodromi last for approximately 4 days followed by a rapid progression to moderate to severe respiratory distress. Therapy and resistance For hantavirus diseases no established specific therapy is currently available.

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