Air pollution: Respiratory infections in Chennai keeping doctors on their toes

  • | Friday | 15th November, 2019

While maintaining that respiratory infection are common in winter, they attributed a slight increase in the number of cases to the recent air pollution that chocked the city. Among the fever cases, 30 per cent are of respiratory infection. The city’s air pollution in winter also might have contributed to the condition. But, a majority of respiratory infections are upper respiratory infection, that is throat infection and inflammation.”“On Thursday, there were 144 fever cases at ICH, among them 38 were dengue cases. Of the total fever cases, there were respiratory infection cases also,” said another senior doctor.

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