Are Some People At Greater Risk Of Getting The Flu Than Others?

Question: Are some people at greater risk of getting the flu than others?

Answer: It's important to know that anyone can get the flu. On the one hand, if you live on a deserted island you probably have a less likely chance of developing the flu. And for those people who are at high exposure to other people -- teachers, health care workers -- they're at a higher risk of getting the flu because they're around people who might be sick.

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Erica Brownfield, Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
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