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Certain portions of the population are at an increased risk of suffering serious complications from the flu. Some of these indviduals at risk include: those with asthma, COPD, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, HIV, AIDs, elderly, women who are pregnant, and children under the age of two. Contact your physician if you have the flu immediately so that you receive the proper care to prevent serious complications.

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Terms related to Treating the Flu In People With Health Risks:

  • Flu Complications for Health Compromised People
  • Flu in People With Health Risks