California confirms seventh case of swine flu

April 26th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin  

CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – A seventh case of the swine flu, which has killed up to 69 people in Mexico, has been confirmed in California, officials told BNO News on Saturday. “We just confirmed that this afternoon, a seventh case in California,” said Al Lundeen who is a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health.

The seventh case is a 35-year-old from Imperial County, which shares the border with Mexico where the disease is also spreading. Lundeen told BNO News that the women first became ill on April 4th and was later hospitalized. She has since recovered.

It was not immediately clear how she got infected but Lundeen said there appears to be no connection with the other swine flu cases in Imperial County.

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