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CDC Reports Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This Season

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza—up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only about 35 percent of all such hospitalizations. Influenza deaths followed the same pattern; more deaths than usual occurred in this younger age group.

For the full CDC press release, visit the CDC Newsroom website: http://1.usa.gov/1mihC4k

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