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Flu causes close to 1/2 of lost workdays and low productivity in adults 50-64 during flu season

During influenza season, influenza-like-illness is responsible for 45% of workdays lost and for 49% of low productivity days among working adults aged 50–64 years.

Nichol, Kristin L., Sarah J. D'Heilly, Michael E. Greenberg, and Edward Ehlinger. Burden of Influenza-like Illness and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination Among Working Adults Aged 50-64 Years. Clin Infect Dis. 2009; 48(3): 292-8. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/3/292.long

Reference

Title
Burden of Influenza-like Illness and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination Among Working Adults Aged 50-64 Years
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Nichol, Kristin L., Sarah J. D'Heilly, Michael E. Greenberg, and Edward Ehlinger
Volume & Issue
Volume 48, Issue 3
Pages
292-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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