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New data show young, minorities disproportionately hit by H1N1 in L.A. County

from Los Angeles Times

New data released indicate H1N1 flu disproportionately struck the young and minorities in Los Angeles County, groups public health officials have vowed to increasingly target for vaccination. About 55 percent of patients hospitalized with H1N1 flu in L.A. County were Latino, 130 of 237 patients as of Aug. 3, the most recent data available from the county Department of Public Health. Of the total, 17 percent were white, 8 percent black and 4 percent Asian, records show. more


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