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Asthma kills 180,000 people a year.

Asthma affects 100 to 150 million people world wide and is increasing by 50% each decade. It causes 180,000 deaths each year. It is a controllable but not curable chronic, inflammatory lung disease. Symptoms can be mild or severe and include chronic coughing light wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and restlessness..

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About: Asthma kills 180,000 people a year.

Date: 8 Jan 2004

Source: BBC News


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