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Influenza Infection Costs Employees Billions Each Year; Working Adults Largest Group Not Immunized Annually
Date:2/24/2009

ducational initiative, visit www.facesofinfluenza.org.

For information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or log onto www.lungusa.org.

The American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza educational initiative is made possible through a collaboration with sanofi pasteur.

    Contact:
    Laurel Butterfield
    212-886-2200
    On behalf of the American Lung Association of Michigan

(1) Challenger, Gray & Christmas Incorporated. Flu could cost employers $10 billion. Study shows sick employees could hinder the productivity of an entire company by spreading the illness [press release], November 2006. http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/27/news/companies/flu_season/index.htm. Accessed January 22, 2009.

(2) Nichol KL. Cost-benefit analysis of a strategy to vaccinate healthy working adults against influenza. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2001;161(5):749-759.


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