2 cases of swine flu confirmed in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health reports that two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the state by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The department says in a news release Friday that both patients have fully recovered. No other information about the two people was released.

State epidemiologist Dr. Dirk Haselow said the cases have been mild and are not easily transmitted among humans.

The cases of swine flu — or H1N1 virus — have been similar to seasonal influenza with symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, decreased energy, coughing, runny nose and sore throat.

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