What's Ailing You: Pneumonia

This week's "What's Ailing You" focuses on pneumonia. A young viewer from Wilton wants to know how she contracted the lung infection two years ago. Emilie Aylward, 8, says her case was short-term and

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2014, 4:01 AM

Updated 3,501 days ago

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This week's "What's Ailing You" focuses on pneumonia.
A young viewer from Wilton wants to know how she contracted the lung infection two years ago. Emilie Aylward, 8, says her case was short-term and not serious.
Doctors say if pneumonia is not treated early, however, the infection can become severe and even fatal. They say pneumonia can stem from a virus, bacteria or fungus.
Dr. Stuart Silverstein, of Stamford-based Firefly After Hours Pediatrics, says parents should be vigilant about germ control. He also stresses the importance of getting your child to a doctor if they have heaviness in their chest or trouble breathing.
News 12 Connecticut wants to know, "What's Ailing You." You ask the medical question and we'll work to find you an expert's answer. Send your questions by way of Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhatsAilingYou.


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