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Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
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They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated.
It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications.

In brief: See below

They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated.
It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Flu risk

Actually the risk is just the opposite.
The highest risk is with the very young and the very old.

In brief: Flu risk

Actually the risk is just the opposite.
The highest risk is with the very young and the very old.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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