How do other illnesses affect swine flu?

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, or kidney problems, increase your risk of getting swine flu (H1N1) and of developing complications. Illnesses that require you to be on medications that suppress the immune system also increase your risk, as do diseases that affect the immune system such as HIV.

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