Eight suspected cases were reported Friday in Minnesota. Wisconsin reports 14 probable cases. U.S. confirmed sickened, by state: 50 in New York; 28 in Texas; 17 in California; 16 in South Carolina; seven in New Jersey; six in Massachusetts; four each in Arizona and Delaware; three each in Indiana and Illinois; two each in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Michigan and Florida; and one each in Minnesota, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and Nevada.Deaths: 15 confirmed in Mexico and one confirmed in U.S., a toddler from Mexico who died in Texas.592 confirmed sickened worldwide: 343 in Mexico; 155 in U.S.; 51 in Canada; 13 in both Spain and Britain; four each in Germany and New Zealand; two each in Israel and France; one each in Switzerland, Austria, China, Denmark and the Netherlands. Mexico is no longer releasing “suspected” numbers; the number of suspected cases was 2,498 before the tally was halted.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the latest swine flu virus lacks the traits that made the
1918 pandemic strain so deadly.
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