Officials confirm 20 cases of swine flu in U.S.
Health officials in announced Sunday that they have confirmed 20 cases of swine flu across the U.S. and are expecting more cases to be confirmed as they investigate the path of the outbreak.
According to the New York Times, officials have confirmed eight cases in New York, seven in California, two in Kansas, two in Texas, and one in Ohio.
It is believed that this is the same flu that killed 80 people and infected about 1,300 people in Mexico.
Although no cases in the U.S. have resulted in death, one hospitalization was reported, and the government has declared a public health emergency over the swine flu.
"The declaration came as countries around the world raced to contain the outbreak of swine flu amid reports of potential new cases from New Zealand to Hong Kong to Spain, raising concerns about the potential for a global pandemic," the New York Times reported.