10 confirmed swine flu cases in Pa.

May 8, 2009 1:12:14 PM PDT
Pennsylvania health officials have confirmed eight additional cases of swine flu, bringing the statewide total to 10. The health department says the newly confirmed cases are: one each in Allegheny, Chester, Luzerne and Lycoming counties; and two each in Bucks and Philadelphia counties. Their conditions weren't immediately known.

Officials say more cases are being confirmed due to stepped-up testing, and there's no cause for alarm.

The earlier unrelated cases were two Montgomery County men who have recovered.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday was reporting 18 "probable" cases of swine flu in 10 counties: Adams, Cambria, Chester, Franklin, Lehigh, Mercer, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Westmoreland and York.


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