FL has 2 confirmed, 9 probable cases of swine flu

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Department of Health says the
state is monitoring nine probable cases of swine flu, in addition
to two confirmed cases.

The state confirmed Friday its first two cases of swine flu: a
17-year-old girl from Broward County and an 11-year-old boy from
Lee County.

The number of probable cases is up one from Friday. The state's
surgeon general says she hopes to hear more about those cases later
Saturday.

The nine individuals range in age from 7 to 75; five are male
and four are female. They are in eight counties: Lee, Orange,
Indian River, Alachua, Pinellas, Okeechobee, Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach.

Officials say a hot line set up to take questions has received
more than 700 calls. The number is: 1-800-342-3557.

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


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