Study: Adults Catch Flu an Average of Twice Every 10 Years
Adults catch the flu about twice per decade on average, according to a study published Tuesday in PLOS Biology. The study found that flu becomes less common as people age, with children on average becoming infected with the flu every other year. The findings could help drugmakers and researchers predict how the virus will change, as well as how immunity to historical strains affects how vaccines work.
- "Adults Only Catch Flu Around Twice a Decade, Study Finds" (Kelland, Reuters, 3/4).