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MARAC Statement on Influenza, National Shortage of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and the Influenza Vaccine
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) shares the following:
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious viral infection that can cause severe medical problems in anyone. It is worse than a common cold. The problems are potentially bigger for individuals with sickle cell disease. Influenza can trigger sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain or acute chest syndrome. This means that influenza has a high chance of sending you to the hospital and possibly to the intensive care unit with severe breathing problems. If you already have lung problems from asthma or from repeated acute chest syndrome, then influenza is even more likely to cause you to be severely ill.
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