Why is pneumonia so dangerous?

Every time you breathe, air travels into the lungs where a crucial exchange of oxygen and CO2 takes place. But what happens when infection interrupts that exchange – and how does your body fight it?

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Activities

  1. As you watch the video, make a list of helpful words mentioned. Afterwards, compare your list with your partner and create a glossary of vocabulary.
  2. Using the information from the film, draw a diagram of human lungs and use it to explain why pneumonia is so dangerous.