A survey was carried out by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organisations.
"Our results suggest that patients with chronic lung disease are molecularly primed to be more susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2,"
Patients with COPD should be counselled to strictly abide by social distancing and proper hand hygiene to prevent infection.
To reduce the mortality rate caused by lung cancer, early detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, or COPD, is extremely vital.
Addiction to tobacco, especially smoking, is a major health problem globally and is the cause of serious respiratory diseases such as asthma.
COPD is a serious disorder which makes it difficult for a person to breathe. It is one of the major causes of mortality around the world and estimates indicate that the deaths due to this condition are likely to increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years.