Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Stephen
J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
Influenza is a highly morbid illness affecting 10% to 20% of the US
population and accounting for 110,000 hospitalizations and 10,000 to 40,000
deaths yearly.1- 3
In addition to the burden of illness during the influenza season, there is
also the risk of more severe influenza pandemics. In this article, we summarize
some of the advances that will affect the management of patients who are either
at risk of influenza or present with clinical disease.
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