Survey: Majority of Americans worry about catching the flu

March 3, 2020

Influenza hospitalizes nearly 1 million individuals each year and kills over 80,000. It's no surprise that most Americans worry about catching it. 

Influenza remains one of the most widespread and deadly diseases in the U.S., resulting in about 900,000 hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in 2017-18. Stericycle, a medical waste management and document destruction company, recently surveyed Americans regarding their concerns about the flu and experience with the disease. Read on for highlights of their findings.