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What are the costs of viral infections?

Several years ago, the costs of healthcare related to viral infections was at a whopping 120 billion dollars. This includes medications, prescription and over the counter. Doctor visits and hospital stays also make up a large portion of the costs. Just for viral meningitis alone, there is somewhere between twenty five to fifty thousand hospitalizations each year.

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