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NYC flu tests find new type of victim

(AP) - New York City health officials say they havefound at least one person with swine flu who hadn't been to Mexicolately and isn't linked to a school that was the site of thebiggest U.S. outbreak.

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2009, 8:38 PM

Updated 5,526 days ago

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(AP) - New York City health officials say they havefound at least one person with swine flu who hadn't been to Mexicolately and isn't linked to a school that was the site of thebiggest U.S. outbreak.
As of Saturday the city says 62 people have confirmed cases ofthe virus in the city. Another 17 cases are considered probable,although the real number of sick is likely much higher.
Health officials say 1,000 people connected to the St. FrancisPreparatory School in Queens likely had swine flu.
Until this weekend, all cases in the state had connectionseither to the school or Mexico, but one person is now confirmed tohave the illness with no known link to a cluster.
Authorities say the flu hasn't caused any serious illnesses inthe city so far.


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