Uncategorized | 12:46 pm | May 9, 2009 | By Florence Dethy

Ten new cases of swine flu in Connecticut

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 new cases of H1N1 flu in Connecticut, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced yesterday.

Among the new cases, which brought the total number of confirmed cases in Connecticut to 14, were six Fairfield residents as well as residents of North Granby, Wethersfield and Glastonbury. None of the now-recovering individuals needed to be hospitalized.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is continuing to monitor for new cases, Rell said, and encourages Connecticut residents to take “simple, common sense precautions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the flu,” as the governor put it.

The CDC reported that, as of Friday, 1,639 cases of swine flu — and two deaths — have been confirmed in the United States. Including the United States, 25 countries have identified 2,500 cases of swine flu, according to the World Health Organization.

So far, no cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed at Yale.

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