Monday, August 10, 2009

Who is at risk?

Those who are more at risk from becoming seriously ill with swine flu are people with:

* chronic (long-term) lung disease, including people who have had drug treatment for their asthma within the past three years,
* chronic heart disease,
* chronic kidney disease,
* chronic liver disease,
* chronic neurological disease (neurological disorders include motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis),
* suppressed immune systems (whether caused by disease or treatment),
* diabetes,
* pregnant women,
* people aged 65 or older, and
* young children under five.

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