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Published November 11, 2009, 02:46 PM

Confirmed Flu Cases in ND Near 3,000

A majority of cases believed to be H1N1, or swine, flu.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of confirmed flu cases in North Dakota is nearing the 3,000 mark.

The state Health Department reports 2,965 cases of the flu this week, with a majority of those the swine flu, or H1N1 strain.

Health officials say more than 2,100 cases are among people who are 19 years old or younger.

Burleigh County reports 523 flu cases. Cass County reports 269, Ward County 209 and Morton County 206 flu cases.

Officials say 102 people have been hospitalized because of the flu. One swine-flu-related death was reported late last month.

Only three counties are not reporting flu activity this week.

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Information from: KFYR-AM, http://kfyr.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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