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Mar 4, 2014 9:42 AM by Associated Press

Report: Flu hit poverty areas hardest

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 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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