It came to know that the novel coronavirus causes a cluster of pneumonia. As we know that COVID-19 affects mainly the respiratory system of humans. It causes difficulty in breathing. So it has come to know that severe cases of the virus may lead to pneumonia in that affected person.
Coronavirus and Pneumonia
Pneumonia is a form of an acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. Therefore, infectious agents like viruses, bacteria, and fungi cause Pneumonia.
The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli. They fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli fill with pus and fluid. This makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake in that affected person.
Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide.
Pneumonia spreads in a number of ways. A person’s nose or throat contains this virus and bacteria. It can infect the lungs when they inhale. They may also spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze.
Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria are not killed by standard antibiotics which increases the chance of fatal rate.
Antibiotics can treat pneumonia. The antibiotic of choice is amoxicillin dispersible tablets. But unfortunately, the pipeline of drugs to manage these deadly infections is nearly dry.
COVID-19 Antibiotics and River Across the Globe
A study conducted by the University of York says that the river contains numerous antibiotics naturally. The rivers across the globe contain Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin, Oxytetracycline, Ofloxacin, and Extensively Drug-Resistant bacteria.
In patients suffering from Covid-19, when the secondary infection causes by Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria then the situation becomes harder.