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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Health providers in Santa Fe say they're slammed as the swine flu outbreak has infected patients at a steeper and earlier rate than anticipated.
At Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, the flu pandemic has resulted in a busy staff, longer waits and higher admission rates. And health officials say the hospital isn't alone.
Dr. Richard Lieberman manages Santa Fe Urgent Care and clinics in Los Alamos and Espanola. He says he's seeing an incredible surge in patient loads.