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Up to 10 people tested for swine flu in East Midlands
AS many as 10 people in the East Midlands are being tested for swine flu as fears rise about the global spread of the disease.
They have had swabs taken for analysis and have been told to stay at home by the region's Health Protection Agency.
The number of people being tested can change quickly during the day and officials say cases are being constantly followed-up.
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More than 100 suspected swine flu cases at Queens school
More than 100 students at a Queens parochial school are suspected of being infected by the potentially lethal swine flu, with eight of those cases confirmed, health officials say.
The school, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, announced it will be closed Monday and Tuesday "because of the number of students with flu-like symptoms," according to the school's Web site.
While the swine flu is suspected in the deaths of at least 103 people in Mexico, health officials say of the 20 confirmed cases in the United States all those sickened have recovered or are in the process of recovering.
CDC Offers Steps To Avoid Getting, Spreading Swine Flu During Current Outbreak
Atlanta, GA (AHN) - There are steps people can take to avoid getting the swine flu during the ongoing outbreak, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. Although people do not normally get swine flu, human infections can and do happen as is the case with the current outbreak that began in Mexico and has caused at least 60 deaths there.
CDC officials say that outbreaks of the swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in March and early April in Southern CA and near San Antonio, TX and have spread to other states.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by Hx3_1963
WHO confirmed 40 cases in the United States.
One should not criticises governments till after the tempest has passed, but Mexican spin is elevating the problem because we cannot get the facts. US officials are not sure if the 103 dead are from three weeks ago or in the last few days.
WHO believes the death toll is MUCH higher.