Hundreds of Suspected or Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu in New York City

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The number of swine flu cases in New York City continues to grow, with hundreds of confirmed or suspected cases mostly among students. Four schools — two in Brooklyn and two in Queens– will be closed for the rest of the week to prevent any further spread of this new variant of influenza. But with only one reported death and few reports of severe illness in the U.S. attributed to swine flu, New Yorkers are mostly brushing off worries about the illness.

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