55 cases of swine flu (H1N1) confirmed in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials have now confirmed 55 cases of swine flu in the state and say six others are probable.

Cases were found in Coffee County for the first time and the virus has also been identifed in Blount, Etowah, Jefferson, Limestone, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike and Shelby counties.

Madison County residents have been affected by the virus more than any other county, with 30 cases being confirmed there.

The virus has been found in people ranging from age 2 to 41. Thirty-five of the state's 55 confirmed cases are children under 13 years of age.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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