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19 September 2012
Due to weather conditions and the influence of the dry season thousands of Pekalongan, Central Java, from January to September 2012 suffering from acute respiratory infections (ARI).
Said Head Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) District Health Pekalongan Suwondo told reporters on Tuesday ( 18/9).
He said, entering the dry season, the system is mainly the upper respiratory tract easily be attacked by germs floating in the air so often become infected. "Various kinds of viruses and bacteria can invade the nasal passages, mouth, throat, and bronchial (bronchi) into the body resulting in acute respiratory tract infections, "said Suwondo.
He explained that it will be infected with respiratory symptoms, such as fever, nasal congestion, and issued a runny nose, headache, sore throat feel dry and, cough, and sometimes pain in the ear. "respiratory disease is very easy to attack toddlers. So we called on parents to keep their children, "he said.
According Suwondo, to take precautions penyait ARI, patients are advised to drink plenty of water, especially warm and eat healthy and nutritious foods like fresh fruits that contain lots of vitamin C.
"Besides taking vitamins, and antioxidants, biasankan healthy lifestyle, getting enough rest, and exercise regularly, washing hands frequently with soap to prevent germs, avoid smoking and secondhand smoke," he added.