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February 3, 2014

Hospitalized flu patients rise to 91 in Sacramento County; death toll at 21 under age 65

Sacramento County’s hospitals are caring for 91 area flu patients whose symptoms are severe enough to land them in intensive care units. Researchers say H1N1 makes the body’s immune system turn on itself, flooding lungs with fluid.

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The Sacramento Bee's team of health reporters covers California health care, medicine and healthy living, with an emphasis on public health and under-served communities.

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