Study: Most of those who died from H1N1 flu had other conditions

10/14/2009 | Reuters

A CDC study on 1,400 adults and 500 children hospitalized with the H1N1 flu across 10 states showed that 55% of the patients who died from the flu had other medical conditions and most were younger than 65 years old. Asthma, immunosuppression, chronic lung disease and chronic heart disease were the most common underlying conditions among adults, while children had asthma, chronic lung diseases, neurological or neuromuscular diseases, and sickle cell or other blood conditions.

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