Flu Facts

Secondary Compilations

Some of the complications caused by flu include bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. Children and adults may develop sinus problems and ear infections.

Certain groups considered to be at risk of secondary complications from the flu include the following.1

  • persons aged >65 years
  • People with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Young Children

1Source: www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms.htm