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To: jellybean
the article mentions 5 (children) per year in this state. But never within 5 days.
9 posted on 02/22/2003 5:20:20 AM PST by republicangel
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To: republicangel
Wonder if there's some 'outside connecting' thread....like booster shots/baby shots...meds they all have had...
10 posted on 02/22/2003 5:27:45 AM PST by mommadooo3
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To: republicangel
I've done some checking...here are some links:

Mortality Associated With Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in the United States

Flu deadlier than thought: U.S. study

Misconceptions about the flu

And from this link:

Third West Michigan child dies of flu complications. Two-year-old Jack Williams of Newaygo County died on Friday. We learned yesterday of two others: Billy Joe Green (age 16), an East Kentwood sophomore, who died on Saturday; and Ashley Racine (age 11) of Hastings last Wednesday. Four other children have died in eastern Michigan, bringing the state total to seven. The deaths were not from influenza virus, but from secondary bacteria infections like meningitis and pneumonia. Watch your kids if they get the flu, especially in the period after the worst symptoms fade. When they seem to be recovering is when theyÕre weakest, and other infections set in. Symptoms to make you call the doctor again:

Seven child deaths from flu complications is more than usual, but not cause for alarm. Flu complications are the third leading cause of death for people over 65, and children are the second-most-susceptible group. In the U.S., anywhere from 35,000 to 70,000 people die each year from flu complications.


12 posted on 02/22/2003 6:05:40 AM PST by jellybean (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1979763521 The Clinton Legacy Cookbook)
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