15th swine flu case confirmed in Idaho - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

15th swine flu case confirmed in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - There have been at least 15 confirmed cases of swine flu in Idaho, after three more people were diagnosed with the illness this week.

Two of the cases were in northcentral Idaho's Nez Perce County and involved a female minor and a male adult. Neither was hospitalized and both are recovering at home.

Another case was diagnosed in eastern Idaho's Bannock County involving a child under the age of 10.

The child is being treated with antiviral drugs.

None of these cases appear to be related.

About 450 people in Idaho have tested negative for swine flu, and five cases are currently under investigation.

Though the human H1N1 virus involved in the current outbreak is named after swine, it hasn't been detected in any animals, researchers have said.

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