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New Mexico Confirms 8 Cases of Swine Flu; 2 in Eddy County

Staff Report
The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State health officials say another five cases of swine flu have been confirmed, bringing the total in New Mexico to eight cases.

The state Department of Health says it received confirmation Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the most recent cases.

Tests are under way on 20 probable swine flu cases, and department spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer says state health officials expect that most of those probable cases will be
confirmed.

The confirmed cases include two people each in Eddy, Socorro and Valencia counties and one person each in Bernalillo and Hidalgo counties. All of them are recovering.

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