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Swine flu watch on in Wisconsin

River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
Hudson Star Observer
Swine flu watch on in Wisconsin
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Wisconsin does not have any confirmed cases of swine flu yet. But state officials are monitoring the situation.

And they urge you to see if a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms and you've had recent contact with people from the states where swine flu has been reported or places close to the U.S.-Mexican border.

The U.S. has had 20 confirmed cases as of early this morning. Eight were in a New York City school that's closed the next two days.

Schools in California and Ohio are also closed, after students there were suspected of having swine flu.

Officials said it started in Mexico, and the virus has also spread to Texas.

Travelers have taken it to Canada, among other places.

Symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of other types of flu - fever, cough, sore throat, head and body aches, chills and fatigue.

Some people also report diarrhea and vomiting related to swine flu.