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'Handful' Of Cases Suspected In Carolinas; None Serious

Officials in North Carolina say there are "a handful of suspected cases" of swine flu in the state, the Charlotte Observer reports. According to the newspaper, "all involved people who traveled to Mexico. They have been isolated in their homes, and none have needed hospitalization. Confirmation tests won't be available until later this week.'

The Observer also writes that:

In South Carolina, health officials said it's "fairly likely" that suspected cases of swine flu among Newberry high school students who recently traveled to Mexico will be confirmed by test results. ...

Newberry Academy, about 95 miles southwest of Charlotte, was closed Monday because of fears that young people on the trip had become infected. Two students went to the hospital, but were not admitted. One of the chaperones has had some flu-like symptoms, as have two other students who were not on the trip.

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