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Minnesota Identifies 3 More Probable H1N1 Сases

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The Minnesota Department of Health has identified three new probable cases of the HINI novel influenza virus in Minnesota; one in Washington County and two in Hennepin County.

The Washington County case involves the Oneka Elementary pre-school in Hugo. White Bear Lake school district officials have decided to keep Oneka Elementary open. They have decided to close the pre-school program for today.

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One of the Hennepin County cases involves Lake Harriet Community School. Minneapolis school district officials have decided to keep Lake Harriet Community School open.

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The department will soon be conducting the entire process of testing and confirming cases in its lab and will no longer need to send samples to the CDC for confirmation. This means the department will no longer be reporting cases as probable.