More Swine Flu Cases in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials have raised the number of swine flu cases reported in the Las Vegas area to 26, including two new mild cases.

Two new cases also were reported in Washoe County.

The updates Friday bring the number of H1N1 virus cases in Nevada to 53.

Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore says neither of the new Las Vegas-area patients was hospitalized.

Sizemore says the district is changing its handling of new virus cases. Beginning Tuesday, it will only investigate severe new cases or if a patient is hospitalized.

Two new cases also were reported in Washoe County.

The updates Friday bring the number of H1N1 virus cases in Nevada to 53.

Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore says neither of the new Las Vegas-area patients was hospitalized.

Sizemore says the district is changing its handling of new virus cases. Beginning Tuesday, it will only investigate severe new cases or if a patient is hospitalized.


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