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Why is pneumonia so dangerous? - Eve Gaus and Vanessa Ruiz

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Every time you breathe, air travels down the trachea, through a series of channels, and then reaches little clusters of air sacs in the lungs. These tiny sacs facilitate a crucial exchange: allowing oxygen from the air we breathe into the bloodstream and clearing out carbon dioxide. Pneumonia wreaks havoc on this exchange system. Eve Gaus and Vanessa Ruiz detail how pneumonia attacks the lungs.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Eve Gaus, Vanessa Ruiz
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Physician consultant Nipun Atri
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Additional Resources for you to Explore
To learn more about pneumonia and other lung diseases, visit the American Lung Association. Another resource full of information about pneumonia is Our World In Data.

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About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Eve Gaus, Vanessa Ruiz
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Physician consultant Nipun Atri
  • See more

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