Lerner Graduate Research Affiliate Kent Cheng published an article entitled: “Influenza-Associated Excess Mortality in the Philippines, 2016-2015” in the journal PLOS ONE.

Cheng and his coauthors find that influenza deaths are dramatically under-counted in Philippines’ national data. About
5,350 Filipinos die from the flu each year. Most deaths occur in the very young and the very old age group. Read the study here: