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Projected increase in the aged population. Adults over the age of 65 are projected to increase worldwide over the next 40 years. The summary above, generated from population projections by the U.S. Census Bureau [209], predict that the older population within every region of the world will drastically increase in (A) number, and (B) will make up a larger proportion of the overall population. This could have a significant impact on influenza spread and control as the proportion of high risk individuals dramatically increases.

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