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Mich. reports 17 swine flu-related deaths

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    Associated Press November 2, 2009

    Michigan officials say 17 people died from the swine flu in the past two months, and nearly 400 were hospitalized.Most of those who died from H1N1 complications had underlying health problems. They ranged in age from 27 to 72, though the state also is investigating the death of a 7-month-old.
    The state said Monday that about 60,000 residents reported having H1N1-like illnesses last week.
    Michigan so far has been allocated nearly 1 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine, but health officials ultimately want to be able to vaccinate 5 million people. There is a shortage of vaccine.
    Health officials recommend that pregnant women, children and young adults between 6 months and 24 years and other at-risk groups get the swine flu vaccination.