TITLE

Estimates of Deaths Associated with Seasonal Influenza -- United States, 1976-2007

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, M. G.; Shay, D. K.; Zhou, H.; Bridges, C. B.; Cheng, P. Y.; Burns, E.; Bresee, J. S.; Cox, N. J.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/27/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 33, p1057
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning influenza-associated deaths in the country from 1976 to 2007. Data showed that influenza-related death has an annual rate of 1.4 to 16.7 deaths per 100,000 persons in the country during the period. It is said that many of the influenza-related deaths have been caused by secondary infections including bacterial pneumonia. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for people more than six months old to limit the risk of influenza complications.
ACCESSION #
54354321

 

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