Asthma Most Common Condition In Hospitalized Swine Flu Patients
STORY LINK: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/13/AR2009101303419.html?wpisrc=newsletter
All influenzas impact the respiratory system, potentially leading to complications such as pneumonia or other flu-related serious conditions. The current H1N1 strain poses a more significant threat because it has been shown to manifest deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu. It is logical, then, that any concurrent condition of the lungs or immune system will heighten the potential for complications from H1N1. While it is recommended that everyone get immunized against both H1N1 and seasonal flu, the protection offered by vaccination is especially important for those with a comorbidity such as those cited in this study.