ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials are finding more evidence that the swine flu virus is unusually dangerous to young people.
They say 76 children in the United States have died of swine flu -- including 19 new reports in the past week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the regular flu kills between 46 and 88 children a year. So, if swine flu continues to spread as it has, the deaths from it could dramatically outpace the number of children's deaths from seasonal flu.
CDC officials also say 10 more states -- for a total of 37 -- now have widespread swine flu.
A week ago, reports suggested that cases might be leveling off and even falling in some areas. But that didn't turn out to be a lasting national trend.
Vaccinations against swine flu began this week and so far, states have ordered 3.7 million doses. Still, demand is exceeding supply.
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