Who is at risk for complications from the H1N1 flu?

Pregnant women appear to be at risk for serious complications from the H1N1 virus. In addition, people with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease, and neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders appear to be at increased risk of severe outcomes from the virus.

People with certain medical conditions are at risk for complications from the H1N1 flu virus. These include pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and kidney disease. If you have one of these conditions, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated against the H1N1 virus and other ways to lower your risks.

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