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Common Respiratory Tract Infections (RTI)

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are respiratory illnesses that refer to a variety of infections of the sinuses, throat, airway or lungs. They are extremely prevalent, accounting for 20% of medical consultations and 30% of lost work days.

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Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are extremely prevalent, accounting for 20% of medical consultations and 30% of lost work days. Not at all trivial, RTIs contribute to 20% of mortality in children under five in developing countries.

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Fiona Drummond
13 Jan 2021
Great basic knowledge for work and community settings
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jayson botoy
12 Apr 2020
Great Article
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Janet Hoskin
11 Apr 2020
Excellent overview of Clinical Skills learning for assessment and management of RTI , types of Pathogens and symptomology, to support Infection Control Standards. Great resource and reference list!
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Jason Sondorp
08 Apr 2020
Good quality reading.
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Louise Gale
06 Sep 2021
Very helpful information throughout the short training session
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Bina Baniya
10 Apr 2021
Informative
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Navdeep kaur
10 Apr 2020
Good knowledge
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Tamara Ireland
06 Sep 2021
Excellent review
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Elissa bracy
06 Sep 2021
Respiratory tract infections can be upper and lower and can be serious and sometimes not.
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JEN-HAO LIU
11 Apr 2020
A great resource on different RTI.
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