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Swine flu cases confirmed in N.E.

2 found in Lowell and 3 in Maine; Global epidemic alert level raised

Governor Deval Patrick held up a pamphlet on how to treat the common flu as he spoke about swine flu concerns yesterday along with Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, state health and human services secretary, and John Auerbach, public health commissioner. Governor Deval Patrick held up a pamphlet on how to treat the common flu as he spoke about swine flu concerns yesterday along with Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, state health and human services secretary, and John Auerbach, public health commissioner. (Charles Krupa/ Associated Press)
Globe Staff / April 30, 2009

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With global health authorities declaring that the world stands on the precipice of a pandemic, disease trackers in Massachusetts confirmed yesterday that swine flu had arrived in New England. (Full article: 1037 words)

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