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ARI Impact on ChildrenIn children influenza poses a serious risk which can lead to severe complications of underlying diseases, pneumonia and death. Acute respiratory infection is the most common acute infection in children in every continent.
According to Jamison et al. (2006) ARIs and particularly Lower Respiratory Tract Infections are responsible for 1.9 million and 2.2 million childhood deaths globally.
In addition to its impact on child death infection with influenza (Flu) has been shown to impair children's attention and reaction time. It also affects hand-eye coordination and reduces the ability to tolerate high levels of noise, leading to children being distracted from learning activities.
In addition to environmental factors,
Vitamin A deficiency can lead to promotion of respiratory infections by damaging the lungs and thus reducing resistance.Key Resources: