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LOS ANGELES, April 28 (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday declared a "state of emergency" for the state over an outbreak of the swine flu that has killed 149 people in Mexico.
So far state and local officials have confirmed 13 cases of the swine flu in California. None has been fatal, although Los Angeles County Coroner's officials were investigating two deaths as possibly related to the disease.
VeratectCosta Rica: Costa Rican Minister of Health Confirms One Swine Influenza Case in San José. #swineflu
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Originally posted by captiva
reply to post by j2000
How can they confirm in such a short time, when its taking 3/4 days to culture from someone who is infected??? something not right there?
VeratectIreland: The Health Service Executive has reported no probable swine influenza cases nationwide; four previous suspected cases ruled out.
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WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama asked congressional leaders for an additional $1.5 billion dollars on Tuesday to enhance the U.S. response to the swine flu outbreak.
"Out of an abundance of caution, I am asking Congress to include in the fiscal year 2009 supplemental budget request that I sent to you earlier this month an amount of $1.5 billion to enhance our nation's capability to respond to the potential spread of this outbreak," the president said in a letter to congressional leaders.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the funds could be used to build up antiviral stockpiles, develop a vaccine, support the U.S. public health response to the outbreak and help international organizations stem its spread.
VeratectSouth Korea: Korean Centers for Disease Control testing probable swine influenza case; source of infection suggested to be taxi driver.
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