Acute respiratory illness
was defined as any illness that included symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat and difficulty breathing.
Researchers assessed the lung function of 646 children--338 of whom had experienced lower respiratory illness
before age 3 years, and 308 controls--and found those who had early pneumonia had a nearly twofold increase in the risk of asthma and wheeze up to age 26 years.
An outbreak of respiratory illness
believed to be caused by EV-D68 is sending hundreds of children to the hospital and impacting children in a number of states including Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.
More than 300 cases of the respiratory illness
have been reported at just one pediatric hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and 15 percent of those children have needed treatment in intensive care," the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said in statement.
During the Umrah or Hajj, travelers who develop an acute respiratory illness
with fever and cough should immediately report to the medical staff accompanying the group.
In addition, also "maintain a distance of a minimum of three feet from people with respiratory illness
," he added.
On diagnosis, he reiterated that the only method to diagnose Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), a viral respiratory illness
, is through a lab test.
A hospital spokeswoman said: "Guy's and St Thomas' can confirm that the patient with severe respiratory illness
due to novel coronavirus (MERS-nCV) sadly died on Friday, June 28, after his condition deteriorated despite every effort and full supportive treatment.
In consultation with WHO, the period for considering evaluation for MERS-CoV infection in persons who develop severe acute lower respiratory illness
days after traveling from the Arabian Peninsula or neighboring countries * has been extended from within 10 days to within 14 days of travel.
The CDC recommends that US travellers to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula monitor their health and see a doctor right away if they develop fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness
, such as cough or shortness of breath," states the advisory.
SARS is a newly recognized respiratory illness
, some cases resembling atypical pneumonia, which initially appeared in China's Guangdong Province in November 2002.
As of 2 November, 70 deaths from acute respiratory illness
Acute respiratory illness
accompanied by fever (more than 38AC), with the spectrum of disease ranging between influenza-like illness (ILI) to pneumonia, an inflammation of the lungs accompanied by congestion
IRELAND is officially on high alert for a respiratory illness
We hope that publishing our work will help to increase awareness which will increase quality of care and provision of choice for patients with respiratory illness