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Four more likely cases of H1N1 found in Missouri

By AP/KWMU

Kansas City – Missouri health officials say four more probable cases of the H1N1 swine flu have been discovered in the Kansas City area.

On Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a Kansas City resident tested positive for the H1N1 virus while receiving medical care in Nebraska for a different condition.

Two other probable cases involving a father and son were discovered Friday in Howard County in central Missouri.

The state's first swine flu case was disclosed on Wednesday in Platte County.

The federal government's tally of confirmed swine flu cases jumped yesterday to 226 in 30 states. However officials said that's because lab workers got caught up on a backlog of tests; there was not a sudden rise in new infections.

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