respiratory illness


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Noun1.respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, wet lung, white lung - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
flu, grippe, influenza - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
pertussis, whooping cough - a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
cold, common cold - a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"
asthma, asthma attack, bronchial asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
emphysema, pulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia, primary atypical pneumonia - an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults
interstitial pneumonia - chronic lung disease affecting the interstitial tissue of the lungs
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
hyaline membrane disease, respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn - an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli
SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome - a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
cough, coughing - a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of children across the US Midwest have been stricken by a potentially serious respiratory illness, and many states are asking for federal help testing and tracking cases, media reports said.
Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children.
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The study, published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also shows RSV is a common cause of respiratory illness in older adults and that the chance of infection increases with age.
The Saudi government has previously advised Haj pilgrims to use a mask to cover their mouth in crowded places to help prevent the spread of the Mers virus, but Dr Asim Malik, head of infectious diseases at Mafraq Hospital has said people suffering from any respiratory illness, such as cough or rhinorrhoea (runny nose), could cut down the spread of germs to other people significantly by wearing the mask, but he doesn't see the benefit for healthy people.
Dubai: The long incubation period -- nine to 10 days, of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), a viral respiratory illness, is good news according to a leading virology expert.
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Influenza is an acute respiratory illness that spreads through populations yearly during the winter months.
A respiratory illness there killed 8 greyhounds and sickened 14 others.
We will always have high rates of hospital admissions for respiratory illness over the winter period.
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