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3f.1 What is influenza, and what are the risks of the disease?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3f.1 What is influenza, and what are the risks of the disease?

Influenza has a fairly high mortality rate among the elderly and the
chronically ill. Complications include pneumonia, neurological
complications, myocardia, heart block, and peripheral
vasoconstriction.

 

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