TITLE

health smarts. Are You at Risk?

PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
PN;Jan2012, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information related to the flu epidemics, in which its severity, timing, and length depends on factors such as the type of virus spreading and whether the virus match the vaccine. It says that some individuals are likely to experience flu complications which can result to hospitalization or even death. Furthermore, it mentions that the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests the vaccine viruses for production, but some countries make decisions on their own.
ACCESSION #
69629282

 

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