8 SWINE FLU CASES CONFIRMED IN AMERICAN SAMOA

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Governor urges residents not to panic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, June 29, 2009) – American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono is urging local residents not to panic over the 8 confirmed cases of swine flu.

The main hospital sent off to Honolulu 42 specimens with 8 coming back positive.

Togiola says all are local residents and are in a stable condition.

He says health staff are stepping up their public awareness campaign through the media.

Radio New Zealand International: www.rnzi.com

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