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Three New Suspected Cases Of Swine Flu In El Paso

POSTED: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:29pm

There are three new suspected cases of swine flu in El Paso county. Two more cases are confirmed in New Mexico. Today New Mexico's governor was in Las Cruces to calm fears.

Meantime, Mexico's President says the worst of the swine flu outbreak is over. Schools and public places across the country will now re-open. Today President Felipe Calderon announced universities in Mexico will re-open Thursday and other classes nationwide will resume next week.

Calderon says teachers and parents will disinfect classrooms, and health inspectors will make sure schools are safe. Most businesses are set to re-open Wednesday. Mexico shut down schools across the country one week ago to contain the spread of swine flu.

Here in the Borderland, there are only two confirmed cases of swine flu. Both are in Juarez. In New Mexico there are now three confirmed swine flu cases: two in Socorro county; one in Valencia County. There are 12 probable cases but none of those are in Dona Ana County.

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