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Influenza

Help stop the spread of influenza

Influenza is a seasonal respiratory illness that occurs annually, usually peaking in winter. It affects 5-10% of adults and 20-30% of children each year.1 Seasonal outbreaks can result in hospitalisation and death mainly among high-risk groups (the very young, elderly or chronically ill).2 Worldwide, annual epidemics are estimated to result in 3–5 million cases of severe illness, and 290,000–650,000 deaths.2

Annual Global Incidence Graphic

Advanced diagnostic testing strategies support critical and timely identification of hospital and community aquired infections with tools essential to reduce the global burden of disease.

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