Because swine flu is a new virus so confirming it is not easy. Health officials in New Mexico have begun testing samples. They have tested:
- A 1 year old from Sante Fe County
- An 18 year old male fromValencia County
There is no vaccine yet for this type of influenza. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine they think would be ready in six months. Priorities now are controlling the spread of the virus and preventing deaths. Medication such as tamiflu and relenza are effective in relieving symptoms.
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