Swine Flu Put Many Hospitalized Patients Into Icu

Swine flu put many hospitalized patients into ICU

One quarter of Americans sick enough to be hospitalized with swine flu last spring wound up needing intensive care and 7 percent of them died, the first such study of the early months of the global epidemic suggests. That's a little higher than with ordinary seasonal flu, several experts said....

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