Published in Vaccine Weekly, December 8th, 2004
The case was reported by Providence Portland Medical Center, Oregon health officials said.
The flu typically kills more than 36,000 Americans every year, with another 200,000 people suffering severe enough infections to be hospitalized.
But health officials are concerned that the season could be worse than usual because of a shortage of flu vaccine. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Oregon health officials have restricted vaccine to those at high risk for flu-related complications, including the aged, the very young and...
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