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Flu: Latinos at Higher Risk

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En español | Last year, Lili Estefan became one of nearly 17 million Hispanics who contracted the flu. She didn't know it was the seventh leading cause of death among Latinos 65+. This year the costar of Univision's El Gordo y la Flaca is getting a flu shot and, as spokesperson for the American Lung Association's Los Rostros de la Gripe campaign, wants everyone six months or older to get vaccinated, too.Only three in 10 Hispanics got a flu shot last year, a concern because diseases such as diabetes and asthma, more prevalent among Latinos, can lead to serious complications. Now just one shot is needed — the H1N1 vaccine is included — and a version for those age 65 or older is available.

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