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H1N1 And Your Baby Can Be A Vulnerable Combination

For some people with certain diseases, there is a higher likelyhood for complications or even death if they get the swine flu. In the event of an outbreak of H1N1 and your baby has a lung condition like asthma, your baby may be at risk for dangerous complications or even death. Those who suffer from asthma have a much higher chance of developing severe complications than others.

In fact, almost 41% of swine flu hospital patients in New York City suffered from asthma. And within the past week, seven deaths relating to swine flu were reported in New York. Out of those seven deaths, 6 of them involved people who had asthma.

If you are concerned about H1N1 and your baby with asthma, you should call your doctor and see if he recommends that you take any special precautions regarding the swine flu even before an outbreak occurs in your area.

The H1N1 swine flu is a virus that induces influenza in humans. The pathogen has gone through a recent mutation into its present form. Due to this mutation, humans have no immunity to the illness.

This is why governments worldwide are concerned about the chance of a pandemic.
Like the typical seasonal flu, severe illnesses and death has taken place as a result of illness associated with this serious disease. In the U. S. alone, about 36,000 people die yearly from flu related complications.

If you are concerned about H1N1 and your baby, safeguarding your loved ones, or have a special risk factor, do some swine flu preparation. Take steps today to guard yourself and your loved ones from the swine influenza. Once an outbreak strikes, it may be too late to do anything.

  © Mirza Rais 2009

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