Ohio Reports 2 More Swine Flu Cases

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Health officials say two more cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Ohio, bringing the total in the state to five.

The state Health Department said Tuesday the new cases were in northeast Ohio’s Portage and Holmes counties. Both involved 39-year-old women.

The woman in Portage county had recently traveled to southern California and became ill. Officials say she stayed home for a week and has recovered.

The woman in Holmes County became ill after returning from a vacation in Mexico but is recovering.

As of Monday, U.S. cases stood at 382 in 36 states, with one death. Globally, the virus had infected more than 1,445 people in 20 countries, with 26 deaths in Mexico, according to the World Health Organization and other health bodies.

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