More H1-N1 Presumptively Confirmed in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas officials say they have two more
``presumptively confirmed'' cases of swine flu in the state.

If verified by federal labs, it would raise the number of Kansas
cases to four, with one probable case in Johnson County still
awaiting further testing.

Maggie Thompson of the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment said Sunday that the state lab used new test kits sent
from the Centers for Disease and Prevention that were used to
confirm the cases. The cases were in Sedgwick County and in Johnson
County, separate from the probable case of a resident there who is
hospitalized.

KDHE says additional cases are likely to be announced soon, but
didn't give a specific time.

CDC is requiring states send five confirmed tests to Atlanta for
verification before they can lift the presumptive label on cases.


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