Mexico: 300 Confirmed Swine Flu Cases

Staff Report

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican health authorities say they have confirmed 300 swine flu cases due to the virus among a total of 679 people tested so far. That's up from 260 confirmed cases announced just a few hours ago.

Less than half of the suspected cases tested have been confirmed as swine flu.

Health workers have visited the homes of 76 suspected victims and found only two cases in which relatives tested positive for an A-type flu virus which could be related to the swine strain.

Health Secretary Jose Cordova said Thursday that authorities have spent 1.6 billion pesos

($116 million) on medical supplies and equipment so far in the epidemic. The outbreak has caused a confirmed 12 deaths in Mexico.