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SWINE FLU: New Jersey Identifies 5 Probable Cases

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey health officials say they've identified five probable cases of swine flu in people who recently traveled to Mexico and California.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday that all have mild forms of the flu and none has been hospitalized.

The department says it's arranging for confirmatory testing at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results are expected within two days.

The patients include residents of several counties. Four recently traveled to Mexico; the fifth had traveled to California.

Mexico is considered the epicenter of the swine flu outbreak, with 149 suspected deaths and nearly 2,000 people believed to be infected. California has several confirmed cases.

The New Jersey cases were identified through preliminary tests conducted at the New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ New Jersey health officials say they've identified five probable cases of swine flu in people who recently traveled to Mexico and California.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday that all have mild forms of the flu and none has been hospitalized.

The department says it's arranging for confirmatory testing at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results are expected within two days.

The patients include residents of several counties. Four of the five recently traveled to Mexico; the fifth had traveled to California.

The cases were identified through preliminary tests conducted at the New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories.

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