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Test results rule out swine flu

Published: 9:18AM Sunday June 07, 2009 Source: Newstalk ZB

Health officials are encouraged by latest swine flu test results they have received from a south Auckland child care centre.

A one-year-old boy who goes to the Tama Ale Eleele A'oga Amata centre in Papatoetoe was diagnosed with swine flu after arriving from Melbourne on Friday but tests on others have so far ruled out swine flu.

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has spent the last two days contacting staff members and families involved with the centre.

Thirteen swabs were sent for testing and one person tested positive for influenza A but not swine flu. Dr Richard Hoskins says a further 24 test results from the play centre will be known on Monday.

The child care centre will remain closed this week as health officials continue screening children and staff.

Officials have also confirmed another casein a 46-year-old man who arrived from North America, bringing the national total to 14 confirmed cases. Australia has 1020 cases.

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