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American Indians Hit Hard By Swine Flu

Although H1N1 has proven less deadly than originally anticipated, it has taken a serious toll on American Indians.

According to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mortality rate from the virus is four times higher among American Indians and Alaska Natives than any other racial or ethnic group.

Phil Stago and his family were hit particularly hard by the virus.

They live in a tiny house in the tiny town of Winslow, Ariz., just outside the vast Navajo Nation. On a recent morning, his 2-year-old watched cartoons and snuggled with her dad. The baby rocked in a swing.

The mellow day was quite a switch from the drama the household experienced in September, when Stago says swine flu wiped out his family for a whole month.
 
 

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