Vt. Health Department confirms two more swine flu cases

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The Vermont Health Department says two more cases of swine flu have been confirmed by the state laboratory.

One involved a Chittenden County resident; the other was an out-of-state resident visiting Chittenden County. Both people are recovering at home.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Wendy Davis says that under reporting rules, flu cases are attributed to the patient’s home state, not where the illness is discovered. So, Vermont has now confirmed three cases. The other two were in Orleans County and Windsor County.

Nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting nearly 8,000 probable and confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu and 11 deaths. Worldwide, there have been about 13,000 cases and 95 deaths.

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