The first written account of pneumonia dates back to Hippocrates (460–370 BC) in Greece, according to News Medical. However, Hippocrates referred to it as a disease named by the ancients, so the disease was known even before his time.Know More
Edwin Klebs is credited with the discovery in 1875 of bacteria in the airways of deceased pneumonia patients, states News Medical. Carl Friedlander and Albert Frankel identified two strains of bacterial pneumonia in 1882 and 1884, respectively.
The Centers of Disease Control lists the more recent discovery of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, an atypical form of the disease, as occurring in 1944.
Hippocrates' account not only named pneumonia, but also described its symptoms such as pain and cough and the color and consistence of mucous, News Medical states.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
While most types of pneumonia are not infectious, walking pneumonia is infectious. Walking pneumonia is a milder form of the disease that does not normally require hospitalization, according to WebMD. People catch this infection due to the exposure of water droplets that form when an infected person coughs or sneezes.Full Answer >
The pneumonia vaccine has been shown to help prevent a variety of infections, including pneumonia, that are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, according to WebMD. This bacteria can also cause meningitis and septicemia. There are a variety of strains of the bacteria, so not all shots will protect against all strains.Full Answer >
Nephilim, defined as humanlike creatures of substantial size, are purported to have been found in Greece, Saudi Arabia, India and Niger. However, close inspection of the photos and a look into their origins shows that the evidence being published as factual was originally created as part of an image editing contest, according to Urban Legends Expert David Emery at About.com.Full Answer >
Walking pneumonia is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the droplet route, according to WebMD. This means that it is spread through patients coughing or sneezing into the atmosphere. Anyone within a short distance around the patient is at risk for developing the disease.Full Answer >