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Eleven cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in N.C.

Posted May 11, 2009 4:36 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina public health officials said Monday that the number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus has risen to 11 statewide.

The number was up two from Friday. Seven cases are in Craven County and two each are in Onslow and Carteret counties.

There are no probably cases of the virus, also known as swine flu, that are under investigation, officials said.

More than 1,600 cases of H1N1 have shown up in 43 states and caused two deaths in Texas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The World Health Organization said about 2,500 cases of the virus have been reported in 25 countries.