What is the prevalence of avian influenza in the US?

Updated: Feb 12, 2020
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Seasonal influenza disease burden varies each year. The most recent results from the 2018-2019 US season included nearly 500,000 hospitalizations and approximately 34,000 deaths. [10] However, no cases of avian influenza in humans have been reported in the United States, although avian influenza has been identified in some wild birds in a few states in the US in 2014 and 2015.


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