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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What is "walking pneumonia"?


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: walking pneumonia

Why: My Dad, who had it last week in Memphis, thinks it's "going around" and that my cough (in Los Angeles) may be another case. Nationwide epidemic?

Answer: A relatively minor lung infection that is caused by the Mycoplasma pneumoniae organism. Although the bacteria is causing an infection in the lungs, the disease itself is so minute that it is possible the body can cure it without additional treatment. This is why walking pneumonia developed its interesting name, since it is possible to do things normally despite what is going on inside your body. Many of the major signs of walking pneumonia will mimic what a person experiences when they have a bad cold or a flu.

Source: WalkingPneumonia.org

The More You Know: Whatever. I am already on a regimen of tea, yogurt, antibiotic, soup, Jello, repeat.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Look up and observe jet "contrails" that linger for hours, spreading out until they have the appearance of cloudcover. This is an epidemic, albeit a manufactured one, happening all over the country and the world. Aerosolized heavy metals, mainly aluminum and barium, are reported to be in these mists being sprayed over us on a dialy basis.

Google "chemtrails" "carnecom" "arizona skywatch".

Carly said...

Contrails, you say?

http://carlygoogles.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-do-contrail-clouds-look-like.html

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