Swine Flu Killed up to 17,000 Americans

While 2,498 confirmed deaths have been linked to swine flu, Health News reports that 17,000 people in America have actually been killed by the disease.
The majority of people who died were between the ages of 18 and 64, and an estimated 1,810 were age 17 or younger.
The Centers for Disease Control estimated that 36,000 Americans die from the flu during a normal season, with 90 percent of those people being over the age 65, Reuters said. Furthermore, the CDC estimates that 200,000 Americans are admitted to a hospital during a normal flu season for flu-like symptoms, with the highest percentage of them being elderly people, and people with underlying health problems.

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