Influenza in Children

  title={Influenza in Children},
  author={T. Heikkinen},
  journal={The Hospital},
  pages={290 - 290}
  • T. Heikkinen
  • Medicine
  • The Hospital
  • Excess mortality associated with annual influenza epidemics is highest among persons over 65 y of age, and therefore influenza is often regarded as an illness of the elderly population. Ample evidence indicates, however, that the burden of influenza is also substantial in children, and that children have a central role in the spread of influenza in the community during epidemics. Vaccination of children against influenza could bring about substantial health benefits not only to children… CONTINUE READING

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