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Health officials: H1N1 most dangerous for kids, young adults

ATLANTA (WKOW) -- Health officials say data released Tuesday shows the H1N1 influenza continues to be most dangerous for children and young adults, largely bypassing the elderly.

Amongst lab-confirmed swine flu cases in 27 states, 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, which begin September 1, are similar to patterns seen when swine flu first hit in the spring.

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