Infections are the leading cause of death in patients with extensive burn injuries, with studies showing 42%-65% of burn deaths attributable to infection.
Pneumonia is one of the most common complications that can occur as a result of the flu. The condition can become very serious and even life-threatening. Each year, pneumonia causes over a million hospitalizations and more 50,000 deaths in the United States.
While many of us get sick during flu season, it is frequently avoidable. In fact, during the 2016-2017 flu season, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million flu-associated medical visits and 85,000 flu-associated hospitalizations.