Two More Swine Flu Cases Confirmed in New Mexico

Staff Report

The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico health officials confirmed two more cases of swine flu today, bringing the state's total to three.

More than a dozen schools in a handful of communities closed this week due to concerns over the illness.

Over the weekend, New Mexico confirmed its first case of swine flu, in an 18-year-old Valencia County boy who the state Department of Health said is home-schooled and is recovering.

Today, the state received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on two Socorro County cases - a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male who have both recovered.

Tests are under way on 12 probable cases in Bernalillo, Eddy, Hidalgo, Valencia and Luna counties.

Health officials say the best thing people can do is wash their hands often, cover their cough with a tissue or their arm and stay home if they're sick.