You & the FLU

Cowell, Fred; Goldstein, Barry
November 2005
PN;Nov2005, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p13
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the risk factors posed by influenza (flu). According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all people with any condition that can compromise respiratory function or the handling of respiratory secretions, such as brain injury or disease, spinal-cord injuries, seizure disorders, or other nerve or muscle disorders, are at high risk for the flu. CDC defines flu as a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times death. The best way to prevent this illness is by getting a flu vaccination each fall.


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