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Swine Flu Death Toll Continues To Rise, Especially Among Children

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

With no signs of the H1N1 virus slowing down, the flu strain continues to hit children and teens in larger numbers than any other age group, and researchers are at a loss to explain why. According to The Associated Press, 11 children have died from H1N1 just in the past week, raising the total to 86 since the flu strain first hit. 43 of those deaths have occurred in the past two months alone.

Furthering the problem is an increasingly high demand for the H1N1 vaccine and a supply that keeps coming up short. To stay updated on H1N1 activity and vaccine supply status, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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