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H1N1 More Risky Than Seasonal Flu In Children With Sickle Cell Disease - 12/07/2009

H1N1 More Risky Than Seasonal Flu In Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Release Date: December 7, 2009

Infection with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, causes more life-threatening complications than seasonal flu in children with sickle cell disease, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The findings, to be presented on Dec. 7 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, warn parents and caregivers that such children are more likely to need emergency treatment and stays in an intensive-care unit.

For more information; http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/H1N1-Risky-for-Kids-with-Sickle-Cell.aspx

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