Swine Flu (cont.)
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Swine Flu Prognosis
The 2009 influenza pandemic caused significant economic, social, and health problems. Although the number of deaths was not high for a pandemic influenza virus, it is concerning that death rates in pregnant women and otherwise healthy young people were disproportionately high. Simple infection-control measures (covering coughs, washing hands) will help reduce the risk of any flu infection. Vaccination is an effective method of controlling H1N1 and H3N2 viral disease and should be given whenever indicated and available. For most people, the prognosis is good, but for a few others in whom the disease progresses more severely, the prognosis ranges from good to poor.
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