NEW: Two confirmed cases of Swine Flu in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado health officials say they have confirmed two cases of Swine Flu in the state.

The State Department of Public Health and Environment announced the cases Thursday in a written release.

Department Spokeswoman Ellen Cohen refused to give any details ahead of a news conference scheduled later Thursday. 11News will Live Stream that press conference on our Web site starting at 10:30 a.m.

The illness is suspected in close to 170 deaths in Mexico, while the number of confirmed U.S. cases is nearing 100 in 11 other states.

Health officials said Wednesday a 2-year-old boy who died in Houston was the first Swine Flu death in the U.S.

State lawmakers are reviewing their plans to keep the legislature functioning during an epidemic. They're scheduled to get a briefing from state health officials on Swine Flu later in the day.

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