New increase in swine flu fuels push for vaccinations

  • Mon Mar 29th, 2010 10:44pm
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Associated Press

ATLANTA — Health officials are renewing their push for Americans to get swine flu shots because of an uptick in hospital cases in Georgia.

No other state has seen such an increase in hospitalizations, and overall, swine flu illnesses and deaths have been down for months.

But Georgia in the past two weeks has seen its most swine flu hospitalizations since September.

Officials on Monday said most of the cases were unvaccinated adults, and many had pre-existing conditions that made them more susceptible to swine flu.