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Rutherford County case pushes H1N1 cases to 12 in N.C.

Posted May 12, 2009 4:50 p.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2009 6:33 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina public health officials said Tuesday that the number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus has risen to 12 statewide.

The number was up one from Monday. The newest case was identified in Rutherford County. Seven cases are in Craven County and two each are in Onslow and Carteret counties.

There are no probable 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.