Children With Neurologic Disorders at High Risk of Death From Flu

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Health care and advocacy groups join to protect children most vulnerable to influenza

A disproportionately high number of children with neurologic disorders died from influenza-related complications during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, according to a study by scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report in the journal Pediatrics underscores the importance of influenza vaccination to protect children with neurologic disorders. CDC is joining with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Families Fighting Flu, and Family Voices to spread the message about the importance of influenza vaccination and treatment in these children.

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http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/p0829_neurologic_flu.html

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