Missouri officials release additional info on 2 probable swine flu cases

Saturday, May 2, 2009 | 4:10 p.m. CDT; updated 6:19 p.m. CDT, Sunday, May 3, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri health officials have released additional information about two probable cases of swine flu discovered Friday night.

Health officials say the patients are a father and son from Howard County in central Missouri, who recently traveled to Mexico.

State Health Director Margaret Donnelly said Saturday that both patients have been told about their condition and received anti-viral medication.

The father and son have been advised to stay at home for the next week to avoid contact with others.

Their cases were found during tests of specimens sent to the State Public Health Laboratory by doctors whose patients reported flu-like symptoms.

The cases are the latest of three probable ones in Missouri. The state has one confirmed case of swine flu.

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