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More "probable" cases of H1N1 in North Carolina

Updated by Laura Sinacori - email

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina has four more "probable" cases of swine flu, bringing the total number of likely cases to six.

The state announced two of the additional cases Saturday, and two more Sunday, but said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has only confirmed one of them is swine flu.

State health officials say confirmation could come any time.  Authorities say one of North Carolina's new cases is someone who lives with a case that was already known about in Onslow County.

The family recently traveled to Texas.  Four more new cases are in Craven County, and officials are still investigating how those people could have gotten the disease.  State lab technicians are working around the clock and have tested 334 specimens, with 258 coming back negative and 76 still pending.

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