The flu virus is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. Thankfully, though, there are vaccines to protect against this common and potentially deadly infection.
Influenza, or what's more commonly known as the flu, is a common infectious disease that's caused by the influenza virus. It causes a wide variety of symptoms, including muscle aches, nasal congestion, headache, fever, fatigue, sweating and shortness of breath.
To put the problem of the flu virus into perspective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that between 5% to 20% of all U.S. adults will catch the virus in any given year. And because it's more severe than the common cold, a flu infection may require hospitalization.
Each year, Americans spend more than $10.4 billion in direct medical expenses pertaining to the flu virus as well as $16.3 billion in indirect expenses like missed work and lost productivity.
There are ways to protect against the flu virus, however, including the use of a vaccine. Typically administered as a shot, a vaccine stimulates a person's immune system so that it's better equipped to defend against the flu virus. Flu shot vaccines contain weakened or altered strains of the flu virus. Once injected into a person's body, his or her immune system will respond to it by creating antibodies. Once this process occurs, the individual will have the necessary antibodies in his or her body to fight off the specific strain of flu for which the vaccine was created.
The Global Flu Shots Sales Market 2018 report by The Market Reports is a comprehensive study of the global flu shot vaccines market. Covering both current and future prospective scenarios, it offers a detailed look at the market and where it's headed.
Some of the key flu vaccine vendors profiled in this report include Gsk, Sinovac, Changsheng, Ccbio, Aleph Biomedical, Sanofi, Lanzhou Institute Of Biological Product, Siobp, Hualan Bio, Tianyuan Bio-Pharma, Vaxtec and others.
The Global Flu Shots Market Research 2018 report by The Market Reports is a second professional study of the global flu shot vaccines market. Featuring 114 pages, this report provides an in-depth analysis of the market. Whether you work in the flu shot vaccines market or are thinking of getting the vaccine yourself, you should consider buying this report.
This report segments the global flu shot vaccines market by several criteria. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into influenza virus split vaccines, influenza virus subunit vaccines and influenza whole virus vaccines. On the basis of end-user application, the market is segmented into avian influenza virus-A and avian influenza virus-B.