Rural Peru reels from pneumonia crisis

Illness has killed 155 children this year, sparking fears of epidemic in South American country.

    In Peru, at least 155 children under five years old have died of pneumonia this year alone.

    The deaths occurred not only in the highlands where freezing temperatures are common.

    Children are also dying in the tropical Amazon jungle regions.

    Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Iquitos, Peru.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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