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More swine flu cases in San Diego, Imperial counties

April 23, 2009 |  3:58 pm

Two new cases of swine flu have been found in San Diego County and one in Imperial County, health officials said Thursday. Two cases have also been found in Texas.

The new cases are in addition to one case in San Diego County and one in Imperial County found earlier.

The county health departments, California Department of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating to find possible causes. The strain is one not previously found in the U.S.

The symptoms in the new San Diego patients, a man and his teenage daughter, "are mild and are similar to regular influenza," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County's public health officer.

The 41-year-old Imperial Valley patient, was hospitalized briefly and is now recovering, said Dr. Stephen Munday, Imperial County health officer.

The swine flu was also detected in two teenage boys near San Antonio, Texas, officials said.

Wooten and Munday said that it is likely that more cases will be detected as health officials increase their surveillance to detect the condition.

—Tony Perry


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