Report: Swine Flu Hitting Children Hardest

By JustMommies

Several reports today are revealing that the swine flu virus is infecting children the most -- in Chicago among other places.

According to Reuters, children were infected by the H1N1 virus 14 times more than adults over 60 in the windy city, leading officials to focus energies on prevention in our youth.

Dr. Susan Gerber, chief medical officer at the Chicago Department of Public Health, tells Reuters the average age of infection is 12-years-old. "What was different was that younger age groups seemed to be getting it more often than older age groups." 

The swine flu has infected over one million people in the United States.

In a separate report from the Associated Press, officials are also urging pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine when it becomes available - likely this October.

 

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By influenzamon on 11/19/09 at 4:40 pm

Dr Anthony Fauci, the long-serving director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)offers two broad reasons for why H1N1  ...

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