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>900,000 cases of pneumonia each year

Each year, more than 900,000 cases of community-acquired pneumonia are estimated to occur in seniors in the U.S.

Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39(11): 1642-50. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/11/1642.long

Reference

Title
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Publication
Clin Infect Dis
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Jackson, Michael L., Kathleen M. Neuzil, William W. Thompson, David K. Shay, Onchee Yu, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 39, Issue 11
Pages
1642-50
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Human Burden

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