Adults only catch flu around twice a decade, study finds

March 4, 2015 1:40 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Adults only get flu twice a decade on average, scientists have found, suggesting that most of the coughs and colds that keep millions of people off work every year are down to other bugs.

The findings will deepen understanding about how the disease spreads, who is most at risk and how to develop and deploy vaccines to combat it, said researchers who conducted the study.

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