Pa. can soon do own swine flu test

May 6, 2009 10:38:08 AM PDT
Pennsylvania health officials say they've received the equipment to perform their own tests to confirm suspected cases of swine flu, and they're training workers how to use it. Officials said Wednesday the state has 18 suspected cases in 11 counties, but still only one confirmed case.

The confirmed case is a man in the Philadelphia suburbs who's since fully recovered.

Planners say the worst-case scenario is a pandemic outbreak that would affect up to 40 percent of the state's residents.

The confirmed case was in Montgomery County.

The probable cases are in Allegheny, Bucks, Cambria, Chester, Franklin, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties.


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