- When was it first discovered?- Who/When it was discovered or who are key scientists in the field of research?- Are there major outbreaks in history?- How has the disease changed over time?
In the 1930s “atypical” symptoms were starting to come up. In 1944 scientists found what caused the “atypical” pneumonia. Scientists first thought it was a virus but later learned it was a bacteria. They also learned that it was very new compared to the things they knew back then.
There has not been any major outbreaks but instead, there are about 2 million cases in the US every year. Although the number is not specific and could also be underestimated
How can your disease be treated or cured? How effective are they? - If there is no cure…why? What makes it hard to cure?
Depending on how severe your pneumonia is, there are different treatments or you could be cured. For
example, if it is not severe drinking more fluids, eating more/healthy, pain medicine, and getting rest is enough to “cure” yourself from pneumonia. On the other hand, if it is severe then you could be treated in the hospital and observed.