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Influenza-associated deaths

The annual number of influenza-associated deaths from respiratory and circulatory cases varies widely from year-to-year, ranging from an estimated 3,349 to 48,614.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimates of Deaths Associated with Seasonal Influenza: United States, 1976-2007. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. August 27, 2010; 59(33): 1057-62. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5933a1.htm

Reference

Title
Estimates of Deaths Associated with Seasonal Influenza: United States, 1976-2007
Publication
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Publication Date
August 27, 2010
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 59, Issue 33
Pages
1057-62
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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