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Marine in California Tests Positive for Virus formely known as Swine Flu

April 29, 2009


The commandant of the Marine Corps says one of his troops may have swine flu and that 39 in all are being confined until tests come back, the Associated Press reports.

Gen. James Conway says an initial test indicated one Marine in California may have the illness, the AP says. Officials are awaiting another test on that Marine.

Update at 2:45 p.m. ET: CNN reports that the Marine, stationed at Twentynine  Palms, Calif., has tested positive for swine flu.

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