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Hospitalizations from flu increase with age

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People age 65+ account for 50% of flu hospitalizations.

CDC Influenza Update for Geriatricians and Other Clinicians Caring for People 65 and Older. www.cdc.gov/flu/ professionals/2012-2013-guidance- geriatricians.htm. Published January 23, 2013

Reference

Title
CDC Influenza Update for Geriatricians and Other Clinicians Caring for People 65 and Older
Publication Date
Published January 23, 2013
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Categories

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

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