Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 16th, 1998
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the second week in a row, the percentage of deaths attributable to these two diseases exceeded the 7.3 percent the CDC sets as a benchmark for epidemics, reaching 8.6 percent for the week ending January 17, 1998. Pneumonia is one of the more serious complications of influenza, particularly for older people and for residents of long-term and chronic...
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