Flu & Pneumonia Toll in the U.S.: 57,688 Deaths Per Year

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Over the past two decades, influenza & pneumonia has been the 8th leading cause of death in America.  From 1999 to 2018, there were 1,153,761 deaths in the United States from influenza and pneumonia – an average of 57,688 deaths each year.  The overall death rate from influenza and pneumonia, however, was higher two decades ago than in recent years.
SOURCE:  National Vital Statistics System, CDC WONDER.  ICD-10-CM J09-J18.


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