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Possible flu closes more schools

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Two probable cases of swine flu in Minnesota have led officials to close schools.

One probable case at Orono High School led officials in the district to close the high school, as well as two elementary schools and a middle school on the same campus. The other probable case caused the closure of Emerson Spanish Immersion School in Minneapolis.

Health Department officials say the schools will stay closed as a precaution until confirmation testing is complete or additional guidance is available.

There is one confirmed case of swine flu in Minnesota.

State health officials on Sunday lowered the number of probable cases from eight to six, saying that two of the suspected cases turned out to be seasonal influenza.

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