New DDA Caregiver Alert: Flu and Pneumonia

illustration of a sick person with a red nose

Did You Know?

  • In the United States, approximately 20,000 people die every year from the flu,and 50,000 die from pneumonia.
  • Most people who get the flu will recover in less than 2 weeks. For others, flu complications (such as pneumonia) can result in hospitalizations and death.
  • Pneumonia is often the final illness in people who have other serious, chronic diseases.

Learn the symptoms, warning signs and prevention of colds and flu in this latest Caregiver Alert by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).


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