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In California, the H1N1 flu has taken a higher toll on Latinos

January 14, 2010 |  2:28 pm

We have new H1N1 numbers -- and these show the ethnic breakdown of H1N1-related deaths and hospitalizations in California.

Times staff writer Molly Hennessy-Fiske writes on the L.A. Now blog:

"California Latinos have been nearly twice as likely as whites to die of H1N1 flu since the pandemic began last spring, according to statewide figures released this morning by the California Department of Public Health."

Officials are still sorting, and in some cases, puzzling, through the numbers. For instance, Asians were more likely than whites to be hospitalized with H1N1, yet less likely to die of it.

Read the full post.

-- Tami Dennis