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Sep 25, 2009 3:31 PM by Bea Karnes

Several hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo

Four people have been hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo this month, including one person who's in intensive care on a ventilator.

The Pueblo City-County Health Department reports that all of the people hospitalized are young--ranging in age from an infancy to young adulthood. All were healthy before catching the H1N1 flu, although two had a history of asthma.

"This increase in hospitalizations due to the flu is worrisome as all individuals are relatively young," said Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, the executive director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department. Children, teens, and young adults are affected disproportionately with 2009 H1N1 flu. "This increase in hospitalized cases of 2009 H1N1 flu is a signal that 2009 H1N1 flu is on the rise in Pueblo and there may be a risk of more severe disease and hospitalizations."

The health department reports that there are so many people sick with swine flu right now that they can't track everyone.

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