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TN Gov.: Unconfirmed Case Of Swine Flu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen says Tennessee has an unconfirmed case of swine flu.

He said Wednesday night that the case came to light earlier in the day and involves a Williamson County child who attends Harding Academy in Davidson County.

Tests have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control, with results expected in 24 to 48 hours. State health officials said 95 percent of such cases turn out to be positive.

The school will shut down for the next seven days.

The name, age and sex of the child were not announced.

State health officials said this week that they expected mild cases of the swine flu to be confirmed in Tennessee. They said Tuesday that 10 cultures were already being tested.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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