Who's At Risk for Swine Flu?
Anyone who comes in close contact with the H1N1 virus is at risk. But the severity of the flu depends on your age and health. Those who are older than 65, younger than 5, chronically ill, or pregnant face the highest risk for complications.
More than two-thirds of the people who are hospitalized for swine flu have underlying medical conditions. If you have diabetes, heart disease, asthma, or kidney disease—or, if you are pregnant—this means you.