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Latest update : 2009-05-11

US health authorities say the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the country has almost doubled, to 1,639 in 43 states. They emphasise, however, that the increase does not mean the epidemic is worsening but that detection is improving.

AFP - US health authorities Friday said the number of confirmed cases of swine flu around the country had almost doubled to 1,639 in 43 US states, but gave reassurances that the epidemic was not speeding up.
   
Deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dave Daigle, said he expects to find confirmed cases of A(H1N1) in all 50 states.
   
And as more places were now able to test for the virus, Daigle added: "We do expect to see the numbers climbing."
   
 But, he said, the jump, "does not reflect a speed up of the epidemic."
 

Date created : 2009-05-08

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