From influenza in the United States kills more people than AIDS

From influenza in the United States kills more people than AIDSFrom influenza in the United States kills more people than AIDS Influenza is one of the top killers in the United States. In recent years, this infection on the number of fatal complications is far ahead of the AIDS. American scientists who have received these data through the use of new, more accurate mathematical model, seriously concerned that vulnerable to virus remains a significant proportion of older people. According to new data published by the Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), influenza virus causes 36 thousand deaths annually. If 1976-77 relation of cause of death by virus was detected in 16263 cases, to 1998-99 years this figure rose to 64684 cases, i.e. four times. Previously, the annual deaths from influenza was estimated at 20 thousand a year. As noted, the flu as the cause of death is far ahead of AIDS. Advances in drug therapy for this disease has reduced the number of deaths with 51000 in 1995 to 15,000 in 2001. And expectations regarding the effectiveness of flu vaccines is clearly not justified, particularly in relation to people aged over 65 years. As noted by the Secretary of health and human services Tommy Thompson (Tommy Thompson), currently done a lot to protect against influenza risk groups. Under the health insurance program for the elderly vaccinations already free, but it is planned to expand vaccination coverage, allowing to instill admitted under this program, patients without a prescription. Scientists have also found that every year 11 thousand deaths occur as a result of infection by another virus - virus respiratory syncytial infection. Although the disease remains the most frequent cause of death in children under five years of age from a viral infection, it was found that 78 percent of the deaths from it is registered among people older than 65 years. The study was published Wednesday in the journal of the American Medical Association. Source: Mednovosti.ru.



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