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No swine flu reports in Pa.

April 28, 2009 12:48:31 PM PDT
Pennsylvania state health officials say they expect they'll eventually confirm a case of swine flu, but none has surfaced in the state yet. State Health Secretary Everette James and acting Physician General Dr. Stephen Ostroff said Tuesday that labs in the state were testing samples from people with flu-like illnesses.

Health officials are in contact with emergency response officials in case a broader response is necessary. They say a patient who tests positive for swine flu can get a prescription drug to treat it through their doctor.

They say it's still unclear whether swine flu is more contagious or deadly than the flu strain contracted by millions of Americans each year.

Federal health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, and that deaths are likely.

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