Report: Flu hit poverty areas hardest

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.



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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper analysis found that this flu season in Sacramento County hit hardest in low-income, densely packed neighborhoods.

The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1hFE4Dp ) reports Tuesday that its analysis using ZIP codes and U.S. census demographics showed that entrenched poverty was the key commonality in the hard-hit areas.

The influenza season has been particularly bad in south Sacramento, with at least 22 intensive care unit cases and 11 flu fatalities.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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