Two More H1N1 Flu Cases In Nebraska

Nebraska health officials have confirmed two more cases of swine flu in the state. The latest cases are that of a Douglas County man in his 40s and a Dakota County girl in the age range of 5-18 years.

The latter is the first reported in the northeast Nebraska county. The two put the total confirmed cases among Nebraska residents at 29 since the outbreak began in late April. Two cases involving nonresidents also have been reported. Tests are pending on a probable case involving a Texas man in his 20s who is in Douglas County.

 The virus, also known as H1N1 flu, can cause a fever of more than 100 degrees, body aches, coughing, a sore throat, respiratory congestion and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.