Influenza Management- High risk groups

  • Infants, young children, pregnant women and elderly above the age of 65 are at higher risk of acquiring influenza. 
  • Persons of any age with the following chronic conditions are at higher risk 
  • Chronic pulmonary or cardiovascular conditions
  • Chronic neurological conditions that impair breathing or clearance of respiratory secretions
  • Chronic metabolic diseases
  • Renal dysfunction 
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Immunosuppressed, immunocompromised
  • Children 6 months -18 years on chronic aspirin therapy

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