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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I read somewhere that a person who had the Spanish Flu as a child in 1918 if he survived was very susceptible to some problem as an older adult. What could that problem be? I do not remember - but my husband survived the Spanish flu as an infant (age 1 1/2 yrs.)
There are immediate problems related to the 1918 flu. There should not be long term problems that would appear decades later.
Gary Roselle, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati