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Correct Option is Both 1 and 2

As per the National Health Profile-2019 released by the Union Health Ministry, Acute respiratory infections (ARI) accounted for 69.47% of morbidity in 2018. Acute respiratory infections (ARI) accounted for 69.47% of morbidity in 2018 which was the highest in the communicable disease category, leading to 27.21% mortality. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal reported a large number of patients and fatalities due to ARI. According to World Health Organisation, Acute respiratory infections (ARI) is a serious ailment that prevents normal breathing function and kills an estimated 2.6 million children annually every year worldwide. Hence both statements are correct.

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