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CDC says swine flu still spreading rapidly

By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - There are now 896 confirmed cases of H1N1, or swine flu, and another 925 described as probable.  The CDC says that fewer than 10% of those are linked to travel to Mexico, meaning the virus is rapidly spreading on its own across the us now. 

Experts agree that if you get the flu now, you will likely be immune it if makes a comeback in the fall.  Now, the CDC is saying not to intentionally expose yourself or your children in the hopes that you will build immunity.  Acting Director of the CDC, Dr. Richard Besser, M.D., said, "Having swine flu, H1N1, parties is a big mistake.  This is a new emerging infection, and we're learning more each day, but how an individual person will be impacted by the infection is not something we know". 

Officials are hoping the virus will slow down in hot weather but no one knows for sure about that either.

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