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Flu vaccination recommended for children with conditions

Children that suffer from neurological or neuromuscular conditions should be included in influenza immunization programs, as well as those who have chronic diseases (heart disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and were born premature according to health specialists. Neurological and neuromuscular disorders include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, hydrocephalus, and seizures. These children risk greater complications from a viral illness, particularly developing respiratory problems due to weak respiratory muscles. The experts recommended that these children be given antiviral medication when they become unwell with influenza and family members also be vaccinated.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by HealthDay News

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About: Flu vaccination recommended for children with conditions

Date: 1 November 2005

Source: HealthDay News

Author: Serena Gordon

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/11/01/hscout528879.html

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