Influenza isn’t just limited to certain areas of the world. The flu virus leads to nearly 40 million flu-related illnesses each year even though it is one of the most preventable diseases. It can be found in Asia and the Atlantic, from America to Australia and beyond. What’s interesting about the virus though, is that it can be more prominent depending on where you live in the world. So where is influenza most commonly found?
Where is the flu most common?
A study in 2015 looked into where influenza is most common, alongside how it spreads around the globe. While there are cases of it appearing all around the world, scientists found that it is far more prominent in the east than in the west, particularly in Southeast Asia.
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