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Pandemic flu planning

“Although no one knows how the virus would affect various age groups, the CDC assumes that children would be twice as vulnerable to the disease as adults. Hedberg said the theory is that a pandemic form of flu might resemble the 1918 pandemic that disproportionately hit young healthy people. Seasonal flu, by contrast, is hardest on the elderly.”

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/

If the bird or avian H5N1 flu becomes human H5N1, it will be especially important for older people to have updated their preparedness plans (we all did prepare revised plans since last August, didn’t we?) There will be differences from the 1918 pandemic, as indicated in the news article. But, also a lot of similarities. It will be important for those who have lived through previous disasters or epidemics to share what they learned about what worked and what didn’t work.

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