Each year, influenza infection is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality across the globe. Because confirmatory testing is often not performed, the total burden of influenza on annual cardiopulmonary (respiratory and cardiac) hospitalizations is likely even higher.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors were supported by the Peter Munk Chair in Multinational Clinical Trials, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Department of Medicine, University Health Network; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; Canadian Institutes for Health Research; Women’ s College Research Institute and Department of Medicine, Women’ s College Hospital; Department of Medicine and Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centres of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, University of Toronto. The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.
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