Heart Disease and Influenza!

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Teri16
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   Posted 7/25/2005 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
In most cases, it is strongly recommended that all heart patients receive a flu shot, unless otherwise contraindicated - please check with your Dr.!
 
"Signs Point to Global Influenza Oubreak--Who Warning
 
Indonesia's first human bird flu case, coupled with more birds dying elsewhere including Russia, are signs a long-dreaded global influenza pandemic may be approaching, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

Health officials fear the virus will mutate and mix with human influenza, creating a deadly pandemic strain that becomes easily transmissible and could kill millions of people."

-------------------------------------------------------Flu "vaccine shortage again this year

Vaccine will be in short supply again this flu season and the same company responsible for last year's shortage is responsible, the Los Angeles Times reports."

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25803.html

--------------------------------------------------------"Getting a Flu Shot May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke"

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_25745.html


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Teri16
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   Posted 7/26/2005 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
How many of you get Flu shots?  I get mine every year - I just don't want to take a chance, especially due to having asthma. Have you also had a pneumonia shot?  My Dr. recommends that I have one every 5 years.
 
Are you current on yours?
 
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 7/26/2005 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I received my first one last year. My primary physician and my cardiologist have not suggested I have the pnuemonia shot and I'm wondering why. It seems like that would be vital for many of us to have since that type of pnuemonia can be so deadly.
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Teri16
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   Posted 7/26/2005 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I'd ask about that - they may have their reasons, or maybe they simply forgot to ask you? I would think that's important with your health issues!

Big Hugs, Teri :)
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   Posted 7/30/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Bumping this one up for everyone neds a flu shot my doctor give me the nasty pneumonia one but no flu I am at greater risk of getting pneumonia last year I had walking pnumonia and didinot know it but hubby gets flu and should get both he is over 60 nono   but I wil get pneumonmia. abuot time to start thjinking about it Sept and Oct .
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