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What are common complications of swine flu?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

One common complication of swine flu is pneumonia, a lung infection caused by bacteria or virus. This can be a serious, even life-threatening, infection, especially for people with weak immune systems or people with chronic diseases. In addition, respiratory problems, even failure, can occur as a complication of swine flu that requires a doctor's attention. Those with asthma, diabetes, or congestive heart failure may find that their condition is aggravated by swine flu.

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