"We all know about the illness influenza causes -- obviously fever and making you feel poorly, aches and pains -- and that is because it sets up a systemic inflammatory response," said Dr. William Schaffner.
He's a professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.Read the whole article
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