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How does asthma work? - Christopher E. Gaw

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More than 300 million people around the world suffer from asthma, and around 250,000 people die from it each year. But why do people get asthma, and how can this disease be deadly? Christopher E. Gaw describes the main symptoms and treatments of asthma.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Christopher E. Gaw
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Michael Papanicolaou, Alexandros Kimonides
  • Character Designer Michael Papanicolaou
  • Illustrator Christina Kalli
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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