DALLAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association supports National Influenza Vaccination Week, Jan. 10-16, an effort led by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against H1N1.
Influenza of all types can pose greater dangers for people with heart failure or with any cardiovascular disease. Like seasonal flu, H1N1 ("swine" flu) may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.
The H1N1 flu is a serious disease. The CDC estimates that between mid-April and November 14, 2009, 47 million people in the United States were infected with the 2009 H1N1 flu, more than 200,000 people were hospitalized, and over 9,800 people died. For more on H1N1 flu and National Influenza Vaccination Week, visit www.flu.gov.
For more from the American Heart Association on influenza and heart disease, visit http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3036290.
SOURCE American Heart Association
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