10.07.2009

Swine Flu Affecting Blacks and Hispanics

Government so far silent on number of minorities affected by flu bug.

The Center for Disease Control says it will have a racial breakdown by the end of the week. However, early reports issued last month are showing that H1N1 is having a devastating effect on minority population, with more than 33% of all US deaths happening among Hispanics.

For instance, first reports are showing that in Boston, where blacks make up only a quarter of the overall population, 37% of all swine flu cases are Black. Check out the full story here.

Several schools have closed in the Greater Cincinnati area due to flu outbreaks, the latest being Zion Temple Christian Academy, which serves the Avondale neighborhood.
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