New data released by the CDC Tuesday showed that the majority of the 30 patients who were hospitalized with H1N1 in California had other medical conditions, such as chronic heart and lung disease, suppressed immune system, diabetes, and obesity. None of the patients died.
They had fevers, coughs, vomiting and shortness of breath, according to the CDC report that examined the patients. Six of them were admitted to the intensive care unit and four required mechanical ventilation.
Five of them were pregnant -- two of the fetuses did not survive.
A sample of 30 hospitalized patients with H1N1 had the following chronic illnesses:
Chronic lung disease 37 percent
Other immunosuppresion 20 percent
Chronic cardiac disease 17 percent
Diabetes 13 percent
Obesity 13 percent
Seizure disorder 17 percent