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Unprotected People Reports: Influenza

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases

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FORMAT AGE TITLE SUMMARY PUBLISHED
HTML   PDF 15 years "Influenza Ends Martin McGowan's Life" Report #103: Families Fighting Flu (FFF) was established in the memory of the children who die each year from the complications of influenza. Diane McGowan, Martin's mother and FFF board member, recounts the devastating loss of their teenager. 10/19/09
HTML   PDF 4 years "The Story of Amanda Kanowitz" Report #98: Families Fighting Flu (FFF) was established in the memory of the children who die each year from the complications of influenza. The parents of Amanda Kanowitz recount the devastating loss of their young daughter. 4/10/09
HTML   PDF 3 1/2 years "The Story of Emily Lastinger" Report #97: Families Fighting Flu (FFF) was established in the memory of the children who die each year from the complications of influenza. The parents of Emily Lastinger recount the devastating loss of their young daughter. 4/10/09
HTML   PDF 3 1/2 years "The Story of Katie Bellovich" Report #96: Families Fighting Flu (FFF) was established in the memory of the children who die each year from the complications of influenza. The parents of Katie Bellovich recount the devastating loss of their young daughter. 3/21/09
HTML   PDF Young
men and
women
"Pandemic Influenza 1918" Report #93: Professor N. R. Grist (Glasgow) shares a copy of a poignant letter written by a U.S. Army physician who witnessed first-hand the overwhelming loss of life during the influenza pandemic of 1918. 2/27/07
HTML   PDF 23
months
"Influenza killed my beautiful 23-month-old daughter" Report #67: In December 2003, Colorado experienced its worst influenza epidemic in years. Among the influenza-related fatalities that month was Elizabeth Terese Cover, who died from complications of influenza weeks before her second birthday. 1/26/07
HTML   PDF 14 mos.
to
teenage
"MMWR reports influenza as the cause of severe illness and death among 14 young people in Michigan" Report #57: An MMWR article describes four influenza-related deaths and ten instances of severe influenza illness among children and young adults under age 21 in early 2003.
 
9/5/03
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