Influenza, one of the most common infectious diseases, is a highly contagious airborne disease that occurs in seasonal epidemics and manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of systemic symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to respiratory failure and death. Influenza causes significant loss of workdays, human suffering, and mortality. The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide annual influenza epidemics result in about 3-5 million cases of severe illness and about 250,000-500,000 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that flu-associated deaths in the United States ranged from about 3000 to 49,000 annually between 1976 and 2006. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 900,000 people were hospitalized and 80,000 died in the United States.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Influenza - Medscape - Nov 06, 2018.