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Infections of the Lung and Heart

Synopsis
The lung has a large surface area, is open to the outside world and is the site for some of the most common serious infections, in particular pneumonia. Several bacteria, viruses and some less common lung infections including tuberculosis and fungal disease can damage the lung, and some occupations and pastimes increase this risk.
The heart is less susceptible to infection but infections of the heart valves or structures around the heart, and heart muscle inflammation can be severe. Some lung infections are becoming less common due to vaccination, whilst others are likely to increase globally. Infections via the respiratory route are often the most difficult to combat via public health measures. This lecture is also available to download as audio file. [57 minutes]
Series
Infectious Diseases: The Oldest Enemy
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2018-2019
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
heart disease; infection; lung diseases; public health

Online availability

URI
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/infections-lung-heart
Delivery
Streamed

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Contributor
Chris Professor Whitty

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Gresham College

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