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What is the rate of incidence of viral ear infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Viral ear infections are some of the most common ailments experienced by infants and young children. By the age of 3, five out of six children will have had an ear infection of some kind. Half that number will have experienced multiple infections. By age 5, however, ear infections become far less common, although viral ear infections can affect people of any age.

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