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>1/2 of flu’s economic burden from people 65+

An estimated 64% of the total economic burden of influenza comes from those over 65 years old.

Molinari N, Ortega-Sanchez I, Messonnier M, Thompson W, et al. The Annual Impact of Seasonal Influenza in the U.S.: Measuring disease burden and costs. Vaccine. 2007; 25: 5086-96. http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/H1N1-flu/epidemiology/epidemiology-14.pdf

Reference

Title
The Annual Impact of Seasonal Influenza in the U.S.: Measuring disease burden and costs
Publication
Vaccine
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Molinari N, Ortega-Sanchez I, Messonnier M, Thompson W, et al.
Pages
5086-96
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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