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Published November 25, 2009, 07:31 AM

Officials Still Urging Swine Flu Vaccination

North Dakota health officials are telling people not to let down their guard against swine flu, saying people with an increased risk should get vaccinated.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials are telling

people not to let down their guard against swine flu, saying people

with an increased risk should get vaccinated.

State epidemiologist Kirby Kruger said the number of flu cases

in the state seems to have slowed, but the flu is so unpredictable

that it could come back in another wave.

The state reported 3,155 confirmed flu cases this week, an

increase of just six in a little more than a week. Health officials

say most of the cases are the swine flu, or H1N1, strain. Two

deaths have been linked to the flu this season.

High risk groups include children ages 6 months to 18 years,

caregivers of children younger than 6 months, pregnant women,

health care providers and adults with other health problems.

Kruger said in a statement that vaccine supplies are expected to

increase "substantially" in the state next month.

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