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Pneumonia Epidemic World's Deadliest Child Killer: Health Agencies

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 11:11 AM

Pneumonia is the world's deadliest child killer, with a "forgotten epidemic" claiming one young life every 39 seconds, international health and children's agencies warned Tuesday. The disease is preventable but still kills more children 800,000 under the age of five last year than any other infection, they said in a statement to mark World Pneumonia Day.