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Oct 20, 2009 2:43 PM by Associated Press

Half those hospitalized for H1N1 are under 24

The latest government information shows swine flu continues to be most dangerous to kids and younger adults and is largely bypassing the elderly.

Health officials on Tuesday released data on lab-confirmed swine hospitalizations and deaths from 27 states. It showed that more than half of all hospitalizations were people 24 and younger. However, more than two-thirds of the deaths were in adults ages 25 to 64.

The figures are just since Sept. 1, but the results are similar to what occurred when swine flu first hit in the spring.

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