Some factors influencing mortality from influenza.

  title={Some factors influencing mortality from influenza.},
  author={F. A. Assaad and Darlene Reid},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={45 1},
During the winter of 1969-70 the influenza virus variant A2/Hong Kong/68 caused an outbreak of influenza in Glasgow that was associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. An analysis was made of 135 death certificates in which influenza was mentioned as a principal or contributory cause of death. Over half the deaths occurred in patients aged 65 years or over. Pre-existing disease, especially cardiovascular conditions, played an important role in influenza mortality. None the less… CONTINUE READING