It means North Dakota no longer will have to send its swine flu samples to a federal laboratory in Atlanta for confirmation. A state Health Department official says that will cut nearly two weeks off the turnaround time for test results.
Saying China's quarantine of 70 Mexican travelers was discrimination, Mexico announced it was chartering a plane today to bring its citizens home from the country. Mexican officials also declared the epidemic to be waning, but medical experts worldwide said it was to early to make that call.
Polk County 'probable' swine flu case ruled out Eleven schools in Orono, Minn., will be closed today and one school in Minneapolis will also be shuttered due to probable cases of swine flu, state health officials said Sunday. Rocori Middle School in Cold Spring — which has been connected to the state's lone confirmed case of swine flu — would also remain closed today.
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