33 Swine Flu Cases Confirmed in Maryland

BALTIMORE -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the state has risen to 33, Maryland health officials said.

All 33 patients have recovered or are recovering, health department spokeswoman Karen Black said Monday.

Worldwide, the swine flu virus has sickened more than 8,800 people in 40 countries, including 76 deaths, as of Monday. In the United States, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said 46 states have reported more than 4,700 confirmed and probable cases.

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