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5 – 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu each year

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Between 5% and 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu each year.

Seasonal Influenza. www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm. Published July 2011

Reference

Title
Seasonal Influenza
Publication Date
Published July 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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