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Swine flu cases on the rise

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The swine flu is on the radar of health officials with reported cases on the rise nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 145 confirmed human cases of the virus since July of last year.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, the number is five times more than an estimate made earlier this month.

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