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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Children and obese hard hit by swine flu: experts

Via Reuters, more evidence on who is the hardest hit by H1N1:

" People who were morbidly obese and school-aged children were much more likely to become seriously ill or to die from H1N1 swine flu, U.S. experts said on Wednesday.

Preliminary data showed the morbidly obese had four times the rate of hospitalizations and deaths, while the death rate for children was five times higher than usual, experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said."

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