Influenza vaccination: from epidemiological aspects and advances in research to dissent and vaccination policies

@inproceedings{Gasparini2016InfluenzaVF,
  title={Influenza vaccination: from epidemiological aspects and advances in research to dissent and vaccination policies},
  author={Roberto Gasparini and Daniela Amicizia and P. L. Lai and Donatella Panatto},
  booktitle={Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene},
  year={2016}
}
Influenza is a serious public health problem, since seasonal epidemics affect approximately 5-10% of the population and thus give rise to a heavy social and healthcare burden. The heavy burden of disease is due to several factors, one of which is the biological features of the pathogen. Indeed influenza viruses display high mutation rates and undergo frequent genetic reassortment. Minor variations cause seasonal epidemics and major variations, which result from the hybridization of viruses… CONTINUE READING
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