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How many people die from the flu each year and how is it prevented?

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The CDC estimates that as many as 56,000 people die from the flu or flu-like illness each year.

From: Common Cold Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." FDA: "What to Do for Colds and Flu." American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."


National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Is it a Cold or the Flu?"

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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." FDA: "What to Do for Colds and Flu." American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."


National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Is it a Cold or the Flu?"

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CDC.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

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