Influenza : A frequent disease in children


Distribution of Lab-confirmed Influenza Cases by Age Group, Canada, 2003-20041


Hospitalizations per 100 000 Persons2

    1.  Influenza in Canada : 2003-2004 season 1, January 2005, CCDR, Vol 31-01. 2. Sprenger MJW et al, Risk factors for influenza mortality. Elsevier Science publishers B.V.


Children are Primary Vectors of Influenza

The US CDC states that school-aged children are the major source of transmission of influenza within communities 

    1. Glezen WP, et al. N Engl J Med. 1978;298:587-592.
    2. Weycker D, et al. Vaccine. 2005;23:1284-1293.

Influenza in Children Burden under - Recognised by Physicians

    1. Poehling KA, et al. N Engl J Med 2006;355:31–41
    2. David G. Bundy. Pediatrics. 2010 February ; 125(2): 234–243. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-1465.

Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in Children (2010 - 2014)

    Ferdinands et al. JID. 2014; 210: 674-83

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