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Flu hitting young people hard this season

9:41 PM, Feb 20, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The H1N1 flu strain is hitting younger people particularly hard this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Nearly two-thirds of flu hospitalizations this winter were adults ages 18 to 64. In most seasons it's only one third.

People 25 to 64 have accounted for 60 percent of flu deaths this season. That's up from 18 percent last year and 30 percent the year before.

It seems that Georgia and other Southern states had an earlier flu season than elsewhere in the country and are not seeing as high an infection rate. Still, experts say we're not out of the woods yet - and it's not too late to get a flu shot.

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