Acute Respiratory Disease (ARD) which attack one or more parts of the airways, known as one of the killer diseases in children under five years of age. According to medical research foundation (Riskesdas), in 2007-2011 about 18 million people reported to have a higher prevalence of this disease.
ARD can happen to any age group due to indoor air pollution, outdoor pollution, increasing the earth’s temperature and humidity. The disease is characterized by coughing, difficulty breathing resulting in death.
“ARD is dangerous especially when it’s pneumonia is very difficult to help. Problem was not considered serious illness and tend to ignore the community,” said Director of Communicable Disease Control Direct the Ministry of Health.
In children, the disease is especially vulnerable to climate change is happening. ARD will strike the child in the alvioli lead them to high heat, coughing, and difficulty breathing. This disease will continue to be a trend to 30 years.
“Do not let this disease be ignored. Communities need to take reasonable precautions to behave clean and healthy life, preserve the environment, protect yourself, and never assume the disease is lightly, “he said.