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People who died from Bronchitis

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  • Bridget Cassidy (c.1817 - 1887)
    Leitrim is assumed as her place of birth because of the birth of her brother Michael. Oral tradition passed down through Michael Blessing's descendants here in the United States is pretty clear in stat...
  • Verna Johnson (1894 - 1922)
    Name: Worth A. Johnson Titles and Terms: Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 08 May 1918 Event Place: Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States Gender: Male Age: 25 Marital Status: Single Previo...
  • Rosa Hermina van Zyl (1846 - 1904)
    Death Notice Death information Huwelik/Marriage Her marriage certificate gives her 2nd name as HERMINA. Alos like that in the book and research of M and D GARNER - "Die Kriel sommer gewone mense...
  • Magdalena Dorothea Catharina Duminy (1881 - 1954)

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) of the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold.

Acute bronchitis usually has a cough that lasts around three weeks. In more than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection. These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact. Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust, and other air pollution. A small number of cases are due to high levels of air pollution or bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Bordetella pertussis. Treatment of acute bronchitis typically involves rest, paracetamol (acetaminophen), and NSAIDs to help with the fever.

Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years. Most people with chronic bronchitis have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tobacco smoking is the most common cause, with a number of other factors such as air pollution and genetics playing a smaller role. Treatments include quitting smoking, vaccinations, rehabilitation, and often inhaled bronchodilators and steroids. Some people may benefit from long-term oxygen therapy or lung transplantation.

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diseases. About 5% of adults are affected and about 6% of children have at least one episode a year. In 2010, COPD affects 329 million people or nearly 5% of the population. In 2013, it resulted in 2.9 million deaths up from 2.4 million deaths in 1990.

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