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Are You At High Risk for Flu Complications?


According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) “Most people who get sick with flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. Flu also can make chronic health problems worse.” The following are risk factors for severe complications from the flu:

See a complete list of all the health and age factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of getting serious complications from the flu by clicking here.