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Influenza—1965-66: The Outlook and the Vaccine.

H. Bruce Dull, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):914. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-914_1
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The multitude of respiratory viruses currently being identified gives a contemporary framework in which to review the medical and economic importance of influenza. Although the general burden of respiratory disease is impressive in terms of days lost from school, work, or military duty, influenza remains the only entity among respirovirus illnesses capable of producing measurably increased excess mortality. The elderly and the chronically ill have repeatedly been shown to be most vulnerable to influenza and its bacterial or other pathological complications.

In order to encompass the epidemiological observations that characterize influenza and to develop meaningful plans for prevention, it is



influenza ; vaccines

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