Estimates of global seasonal influenza-associated respiratory mortality: a modelling study

The Lancet
Mar 31, 2018 Volume 391 Number 10127 p1237-1330 e17-e18
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/current

Articles
Estimates of global seasonal influenza-associated respiratory mortality: a modelling study
A Danielle Iuliano, Katherine M Roguski, Howard H Chang, David J Muscatello, Rakhee Palekar, Stefano Tempia, Cheryl Cohen, Jon Michael Gran, Dena Schanzer, Benjamin J Cowling, Peng Wu, Jan Kyncl, Li Wei Ang, Minah Park, Monika Redlberger-Fritz, Hongjie Yu, Laura Espenhain, Anand Krishnan, Gideon Emukule, Liselotte van Asten, Susana Pereira da Silva, Suchunya Aungkulanon, Udo Buchholz, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Joseph S Bresee for the Global Seasonal Influenza-associated Mortality Collaborator Network
Estimates of influenza-associated mortality are important for national and international decision making on public health priorities. Previous estimates of 250 000–500 000 annual influenza deaths are outdated. We updated the estimated number of global annual influenza-associated respiratory deaths using country-specific influenza-associated excess respiratory mortality estimates from 1999–2015.